JFK Terror Plot Suspect Surrenders in Trinidad
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – A Guyanese suspect in an alleged plot to attack New York's John F. Kennedy Airport surrendered to police Tuesday in Trinidad, a police official said.
Abdel Nur turned himself in at a police station just west of the Trinidadian capital of Port-of-Spain, police spokeswoman Wendy Campbell told The Associated Press.
Campbell said details about the surrender would be released later.
Nur is the fourth man arrested the alleged plot, including a former opposition member of Guyana's parliament and a former airport cargo employee who was arrested in New York.
Nur is reportedly the uncle of former world welterweight boxing champion Andrew "Six Heads" Lewis.
Authorities in Trinidad and the United States announced they were searching for him on Saturday, when U.S. officials disclosed the alleged plot to blow up a fuel pipeline that feeds the airport.
U.S. authorities claim the alleged plotters unsuccessfully sought support in Trinidad from Jamaat al Muslimeen, a radical Islamic group that staged a deadly coup attempt in the Caribbean nation in 1990.
In addition to Nur, Trinidadian authorities are holding two suspects: Abdul Kadir, the former Guyanese lawmaker, and Kareem Ibrahim of Trinidad. They are fighting extradition to the U.S.
The fourth suspect, Russell Defreitas, is former JFK air cargo employee who was arrested in New York. He is a U.S. citizen born in Guyana, a former Dutch and British colony on the northern coast of South America.
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