Terrorism threat suspect to undergo competency exam

An Iron River man accused of making terrorism threats will undergo a competency exam.

Anthony Nielsen, 36, appeared in Iron County Trial Court Monday for a preliminary exam.  During that appearance, his lawyer filed a motion for a forensic evaluation to determine competency to stand trial.  The case will not move forward until the court receives the results, which usually takes about three months.

Nielsen was arrested August 12 for making threats of terrorism and for possession of marijuana.  He is charged as a four-time habitual offender.