Muslim student arrested for homemade clock invited to City Hall

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Ahmed Mohamed, who enjoys tinkering with electronics, proudly took his homemade clock to MacArthur High in Irving

NEW YORK -- The Muslim student from Texas who was handcuffed after his homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb has visited New York City Hall.

Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed toured the building Monday as part of a visit put together by the NYPD Muslim Officers Society.

He met with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate Letitia James, Comptroller Scott Stringer and members of the City Council.

Mohamed said de Blasio told him to "keep doing what you're doing."

The teenager made international headlines this month when he was detained at his Irving, Texas high school after police believed his homemade digital clock was a bomb.

Ahmed received an outpouring of support, including an invitation to visit the White House from President Barack Obama.

Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne has defended the arrest.