Washington: A Saudi man has been arrested
for allegedly buying chemicals and equipment to make a bomb
and researching US targets, including the Dallas home of
former president George W. Bush, the Department of Justice
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a Saudi national and a
legal resident of Texas, was arrested late yesterday and faces
charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.
According to the FBI, Aldawsari wrote himself an email
entitled "NICE TARGETS," and then listed two types of targets:
hydroelectric dams and nuclear power plants. In another email
titled "Tyrant`s House," he listed the address of Bush`s home.
The authorities` affidavit also alleges that Aldawsari
researched using dolls to hide explosives and concealing them
in a backpack to target a nightclub.
He is expected to make his first court appearance in
Texas on Friday.