Salam Ibrahim el-Zaatari

Charge Date: Thu Nov. 1, 2001
Charges:Air safety violations
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Air safety violations
Alleged Affiliation: None

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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