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Court freed Somali suspect with chemicals, syringe

Court freed Somali suspect with chemicals, syringe

Somalia's police commissioner says a court acquitted and released a Somali man who tried to board a plane in Mogadishu in November with chemicals and a syringe.
Gen. Ali Hassan Loyan says a Somali court acquitted the man on Dec. 12, about two weeks before a Nigerian tried to bring down a Detroit-bound flight using similar materials.
Loyan says given the attempted U.S. attack, the Somali government is ready to redouble its cooperation with U.S. officials since the materials used in both incidents appear to be similar.
U.S. officials on Wednesday began investigating the Somali case for any links with the attempted attack in Detroit.


Updated : 2021-01-20 06:28 GMT+08:00