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Approved For Release 2003/01/17 :CIA-RDP96-007898003900230003-2 [NG~QIY;PO,ST 6th Suspect Identified in Bombi Of Trade Center; Others Reindicted By Jim McGee: ' wasl,ington Pmt StaK writes Federal prosecutors in Manhattan yesterday re- leased anew indictment that. names a new .suspect in the Feb. 26 bombing of the World Trade Center. Reindicted in the superseding charge were Mohammed :Salameh, 25; Nidal Ayyad,' 25, and Mahmud Abohalima, 33. They were charged with a single count of causing the bombing, which killed. six people, inured more than 1,000 and demolished, an underground parking garage. They have pleaded not guilty. and remain in custody. The'new"suspe~'is, Ramzi Al`imed Yousef, 25, who also was cited in the new indictment: ~Aiillion~es saicT`Yousef had resided at the same Jersey City, N.J., address once occupied by Salameh. He had not previously been iden- tified in the probe and was not in custody last night. Au- thorities told Reuter he is.believed to have fled, possibly to Egypt. A warrant has been issued for his~arrest. The new indictment did not name two other men who have been formally linked to the bombing by federal officials. One informed official said this was because of the volume of work faced by prosecutors involved in the investigation. 263-.was arrested last week on a federal Bilal~Alkaisi .~ complaint that contained circumstantial evidence of his World Trade Center attack naturally heightens the lev- relationship with Ayyad. A fifth ?man "Ibrahim `"E1=~`" el of concern and awareness for all U.S. citizens ... " gabrowny, 42; has been charged with obstructing a search of his home in Brooklyn and possessing five fraudulent passports. Elgabrowny, who has pleaded not guilty, has `not been charged with-involvement in the bombing. Both men remain in custody. - Salameh, a handyman from Jersey City, was arrested March 4 after investigators found part,of a van at the bomb scene and traced:it to a rental outlet in Jersey City. Authorities said Salameh rented the van and then reported it stolen several hours after the bombing. Ayyad, a: chemical engineer; from Maplewood, N.J., was arrested Marcb 10--after FBh'.agerits searched a rental storage shed allegedly rented by Salameh in-New Jersey and found chemicals that authorities said can be mined to create a high `explosive. Abohalima was arrested aftet~he was released by the Egyptian government. His lawyer has said Abohalima was tortured by Egyptian security officials and ques- tioned about the bombing. for more than a week. Since FBI agents brought Abohalima-back to New, York March 24, there has been no .public disclosure of. the evidence implicating him in the bombing: In response to questions about the contents of a let- ter to the New York Times purportedly threatening further attacks, FBI Director William S. Sessions told the Associated Press: "We have no evidence that a large group in the United States is preparing for a wave Special correspondent Rachel E. Stassen Berger in IUew York contributed to this report. - Approved For Release 2003/01/17 :CIA-RDP96-007898003900230003-2