Terror Suspect Out of Hospital After Plane Attack

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT (AP) - The Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight near Detroit has been released from a hospital in the custody of federal marshals.

A spokeswoman for federal prosecutors in Detroit, Gina Balaya, says Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is being kept in a secure location. She offered no other details Sunday.

The 23-year-old Abdulmutallab was being treated for burns at University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He was charged Saturday with attempting to destroy or wreck an aircraft and placing a destructive device in a plane.

The FBI says a device containing an explosive was attached to his body Friday while aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam. Passengers put out the fire and subdued him.

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