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Mar102011

Saudi Student Indicted on Terror Charges

Photo Courtesy - Lubbock County Sheriff's Office/Getty Images(LUBBOCK, Tex.) -- A 20-year-old suspect has been indicted on charges of plotting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Federal officials started investigating Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a native of Saudi Arabia and former Texas Tech University student, after several companies reported that he was ordering bomb ingredients online. Aldawsari allegedly targeted New York City, nuclear plants, and former President George W. Bush's Dallas residence.

Officials arrested the chemical engineering student on Feb. 28. He was indicted before a federal grand jury on Wednesday

Aldawsari is being held in the Lubbock County Jail. He faces life imprisonment if convicted.

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