|Charge Date:||Thu Nov. 1, 2001|
|Charges:||Air safety violations|
|Convictions:||Air safety violations|
El-Zaatari, an aspiring filmmaker who had violated his student visa by dropping out of art school, was stopped at Pittsburgh International Airport. A utility knife was found in his computer case. Though the case has no clear terrorist links, the DOJ has classified it as terrorism-related. He was sentenced to time served.
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