Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

Charge Date: Wed Jan. 6, 2010
Charges:Air safety violations, Attempted murder, Firearms violations, Weapons of mass destruction
Outcome:Case pending
Convictions: None
State:Michigan
Alleged Affiliation:Al Qaeda
Description:

Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian national, allegedly tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane on December 25, 2009, with explosives chemicals hidden in his underwear. He reportedly told FBI interrogators that he had met with jihadist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and senior Al Qaeda figures in Yemen.

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