Report: Man Traveling From Saudi Arabia Arrested In Detroit With Pressure Cooker

May 13, 2013 9:02 am

Authorities arrested a man traveling from Saudi Arabia when he arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with a pressure cooker, according to the Detroit News.

A pressure cooker was used to set off the bombs at the Boston Marathon last month.

The man, Hussain Al Kwawahir, is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court this afternoon, the paper reported. He is believed to have removed a page from his passport and lied to a federal customs agent about why he brought the pressure cooker.

A court official with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan confirmed to TPM that an individual by that name was expected to appear for an arraignment Monday, but the official did not provide additional information.

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