Al-Qaida suspect held in Minneapolis

Dec. 10, 2003 at 8:59 AM
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MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- An al-Qaida terror suspect with admitted knowledge of suspect Zacarias Moussaoui is under close guard at a Minneapolis jail Wednesday.

The jailed man, whose name was withheld, told investigators about some of Moussaoui's activities at an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan several years ago, a law enforcement official told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Members of the FBI's local Joint Terrorism Task Force made the arrest in Minneapolis after a lengthy investigation, the official said. But the detainee's identity was kept off the public roster of inmates at the Hennepin County jail, and other details surrounding his apprehension were not released.

The official said the detainee has confirmed some of investigators' suspicions about Moussaoui, who was arrested while learning to fly a Boeing 747 jet two years ago and now is the subject of the only U.S. prosecution related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

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