Honduras president wants ousted leader's return

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo says he is seeking a legal solution for the safe return of ousted President Manuel Zelaya that would avoid Zelaya's detention.

Lobo says he is working with prosecutors to find a way for Zelaya to return to the Central American country to face charges — but without taking him into police custody. Zelaya is accused of fraud, usurping powers and falsifying documents.

Lobo told Honduras Channel 5 on Monday he wants a solution that doesn't violate the law. He didn't elaborate.

Zelaya has said he won't return to Honduras while there are arrest warrants pending against him. He was forced into exile in June 2009 after ignoring court orders to drop a referendum on changing the constitution. He is living in the Dominican Republic.