BUENA, NJ — Federal authorities in the Middle East have taken into custody a 26-year-old Buena resident they believe is an al-Qaida operative, a South Jersey television station reported Wednesday evening.
The man, a 2002 Buena Regional High School graduate, recently was arrested along with several other suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen for allegedly plotting some sort of attack, NBC40 in Atlantic City reported.
Buena Mayor Joseph Baruffi said the borough was notified Wednesday it might receive calls about the incident and was instructed to direct all inquiries to the FBI in Newark. The FBI did not return a call seeking comment Wednesday evening.
Baruffi said he did not believe the borough's police department was involved in the investigation.
NBC40 also reported the Buena man is the same suspected al-Qaida member who was hospitalized in a Yemeni hospital over the weeke
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