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TERRORISM: Student Pilot Held in Essex

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posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 09:47 AM
A Nigerian born student pilot, named Zayead Christopher Hajaig, 35, also known as Barry John Felton, is being held in an Essex police station. Hajaig was arrested Wednesday on a documents theft charge. This information was given to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution by the British police. The FBI has made no comment so far.
A spokeswoman for London's Metropolitan Police Service said Hajaig, who is also known as Barry John Felton, was arrested at his home in Essex by officers from the anti-terrorism branch of the department, also known as New Scotland Yard.

She said he was in custody at an Essex police station and his home was searched.

Steve Lazarus, a spokesman for the FBI in Atlanta, confirmed Hajaig's arrest but would not comment further.

Hajaig, 35, took flight lessons at Gwinnett County Airport-Briscoe Field in 2002. A terrorism alert was issued after he allegedly tried to have his pilot rating upgraded to fly commercial aircraft despite not being qualified.

Last week, a federal grand jury indicted Hajaig on three counts of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm

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Hajaig had become aggressive during his flight school while urging the instructors at Gwinnett County Airport-Briscoe Field to speed up the training. A Terrorism Alert went up when it was learned that Hajaig tried to upgrade his pilots licensed to fly commercial planes without the proper qualifications. Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi, two of the alleged pilots who crashed the planes into the WTC also trained at Briscoe Field.

posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 09:57 AM
Story has already been covered earlier this month

posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 10:00 AM
Must have missed the first ATSNN thread on this. I guess CNN must have revived the story due to his arrest yesterday.

posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 10:12 AM
Must have been a slow day at CNN

He was arrested on the 10th according to the other thread

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