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Approved For Release 2003/01/17 : CIA-RDP96-00789R003900250003-0 Tit 5DWR L 10919331 ' INGQN POST 6th Suspect Identified in Bombing Of' Trade Center; Others Reindicted By Jim McGee Washington Post Staff Writer Federal prosecutors in Manhattan yesterday re- leased a new 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 A' d,: 25, and Mahmud Abohalima, 33. They were charged with a single count of causing the bombing, which killed six people, injured more than 1,000 and demolished, an underground parking garage. They have pleaded not guilty, and remain in custody. The new'stispeffis, Ramf Ahnied Yousef, 25, who also was cited in the new indictment.' A uth unties said"Yousef had resided at the same Jersey City, NJ., 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. Bilal-Alkaisii,?26; was arrested last week on a federal 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 FBI-1-agents searched a rental storage shed allegedly rented by Salameh in New Jersey and found chemicals that authorities said can be mixed to create a high explosive. Abohalima was arrested afte ,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 complaint that contained circumstantial evidence of his World Trade Center attack naturally heightens the lev- relationship with Ayyad. A fifth -2tian; 'IbtahI 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 the Associated Press: "We have no evidence that a large group in the United States is preparing for a wave of terrorist attacks. However, the magnitude of -the Special correspondent Rachel F. Stassen-Berger in New York contributed to this report. - , Approved For Release 2003/01/17 : CIA-RDP96-00789R003900250003-0