Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

2 US terror suspects had brushes with authority

 This courtroom sketch shows, from left, Mohamed Mahmood Alessa, Chester Keller, of the Federal Public Defenders office, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, a...

APTOPIX Terrorism Arrests

This courtroom sketch shows, from left, Mohamed Mahmood Alessa, Chester Keller, of the Federal Public Defenders office, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, a...

Two New Jersey terrorism suspects arrested at an airport over the weekend ran afoul of school officials and law enforcement over the last several years.
Authorities say 20-year-old Mohamed Mahmood Alessa and 24-year-old Carlos Eduardo Almonte tried to fly out of New York's Kennedy Airport on Saturday in hopes of getting terrorism training in Somalia.
A school spokesman says Alessa was so disruptive that he was placed on home instruction three months after transferring from an Islamic high school in 2004.
Almonte's record includes arrests for aggravated assault, possession of a knife on school property, assault and underage drinking.
The two made their first federal court appearance Monday in Newark. They are being held without bail and face life in prison if convicted.


Updated : 2021-10-24 14:43 GMT+08:00