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Dutch counter-terrorism agency: Flight 253 suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had valid Nigerian passport, U.S. visa

By Jonathan Oosting |
December 30, 2009, 10:05AM

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab presented a valid Nigerian passport and U.S. visa to authorities in Amsterdam on Christmas day before boarding Detroit-bound Flight 253, Holland's counter-terrorism agency tells CBS News.

Dec. 30, Abdulmutallab arrived in Amsterdam on Friday from Lagos, Nigeria. After a layover of less than three hours, he passed through a security check at the gate in Amsterdam, including a hand baggage scan and a metal detector, officials said.

Abdulmutallab was carrying a valid Nigerian passport and had a valid U.S. visa, the Dutch said. His name did not appear on any Dutch list of terror suspects.

According to Reuters, NCTb and Dutch military police had been investigating the claims of Michigan attorney Kurt Haskell, who first told he witnessed a well-dressed man try to help Abdul


Added: Dec-30-2009 Occurred On: Dec-29-2009
By: Ariomaniac
Tags: Flight, 253
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