Nigerian Suspect Indicted in Plot to Blow Up Plane

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

DETROIT (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day.

The six charges against Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab include attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted murder. The indictment was filed Wednesday.

Authorities say the 23-year-old Abdulmutallab was traveling to Detroit from Amsterdam when he tried to ignite an explosive aboard the airliner. Passengers pounced on him and prevented disaster. He is being held at a federal prison in Milan, Michigan.


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