Citizen of United Arab Emirates arrested in Melbourne

A citizen of the United Arab Emirates and former student at Florida Institute of Technology was arrested for possession of ammunition by an unlawful or illegal alien Thursday. 
 
Officials say 25-year-old Hamid Mohamed Ahmed Ali Rehaif faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison if convicted.  
 
Rehaif is currently in federal custody and waived his detention hearing, and will have his preliminary hearing in U.S. District Court in Orlando on Monday.  
 
According to the complaint, Rehaif was admitted into the United States in 2013 under a student visa and had been enrolled at F.I.T in Melbourne, but was terminated as a student in the fall of 2014. 
 
Officials say when Rehaif failed to leave the country within 30 days of his termination as a student, he became an unlawful alien. On Wednesday, law enforcement agents made contact with Rehaif at a hotel in Melbourne, where he had been living for the last two months, paying more than $11,000 in cash for room fees. 
 
Officials say Rehaif admitted to possessing several firearms, but said that he had recently sold or disposed of them.
 
Officials say he also admitted to firing those weapons at two local gun ranges. Agents located rounds of handgun and rifle ammunition in his hotel room and in a storage unit that he had rented, but they did not locate any firearms. 
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