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Approved For Release 2001/03/07 CIA-RDP96-00789R003900260003-9 lrvaQ Posy TttuRSD "R M -A3:~ 6th Suspect Identified in BombingOf Trade Center; Others Reindicted By Jim McGee guilty, has not been 'charged with' involvement in the Washington Post Staff Writer bombing. Both men remain in custody. Salameh; a handyman from Jersey City, was arrested Federal prosecutors in Manhattan yesterday re- March 4 after investigators found part of a van at the leased a new -indictment that names a new suspect in bomb scene and traced it to a rental outlet in Jersey the Feb. 26 bombing of the World Trade Center. City. Authorities said Salameh rented the van and then Reindicted in the superseding charge were Mohammed reported it stolen several hours after the bombing. Alialameh, 25; Nidal d, 25, and Mahmud Abohalma, Ayyad, a chemical engineer from Maplewood, N.J., 33. They were charged with a single count of causing the was arrested Marcb 10 after FBI agents searched a bombing, which killed. six people, injured more than 1,000 rental storage shed allegedly rented by Salameh in New and demolished an underground parking garage. They Jersey and found chemicals that authorities said can be have pleaded not guilty and remain in custody. mixed to create a high explosive. The R W , 5 is, RamziDied Yousef, 25 who also Abohalima was arrested after-he was released by the was cited in the new indictment . a on aes sai Yousef Egyptian government. His lawyer has said Abohal ma had resided at the same Jersey City, NJ., address once was tortured by Egyptian security officials and ques- occupied by Salameh. He had not previously been iden- tioned about the bombing for more than' han a week. Since tified in the probe and was not in custody last night. Au- FBI agents brought Abohalima back. to New York thorities told Reuter he is-believed to have fled, possibly March 24, there has been no .public disclosure of the to Egypt. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. evidence implicating him in the bombing. The new indictment did not name two other men who In response to questions about the contents of a let- have been formally linked to the bombing by federal ter to the New York Times purportedly threatening officials. One informed official said this was because of further attacks, FBI Director William S. Sessions told the volume of work faced by prosecutors involved in the the Associated Press: "We have no evidence that a investigation. large group in the United States is preparing for a wave Bilal Alkaisi, 26, was arrested last week on a federal of terrorist attacks. However, the magnitude of the complaint that contained circumstantial evidence of his World Trade Center attack naturally heightens the 1ev- relationship with Ayyad. A fifth-LL' n n; -Ibrahiin *M- -- 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 Special correspondent Rachel E. Stassen-Berger in New nassnort8. El b wny who has pleac~e k c n rib ed to this rebort. Approved For ~telease2001/03/0_ : ~~A- DP96-0 789800390026.0003-9