Texas Terror suspect indicted
POSTED: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 11:43pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:01am
A federal grand jury has indicted a 20-year-old Texas college student from Saudi Arabia on a single
count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
The grand jury in Lubbock handed up its indictment Wednesday
against Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari.
Prosecutors say Aldawsari was attempting to build a bomb with
components bought online and that he was mulling plans to attack
various sites, including dams, nuclear plants and the Dallas home
of former President George W. Bush.
Aldawsari was arrested Feb. 23. Court records indicate that
federal agents traced his online purchases, discovered extremist
online posts he made and secretly searched his apartment, computer
and e-mail accounts and read his diary, according to court records.
Aldawsari faces up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine if