'Friend' of suspect in UK soldier slaying charged with 3 terror offenses

A man arrested after giving an interview about his friendship with a suspect in the killing of a British soldier has been charged with terror offenses.

Ibrahim Abdullah-Hassan — who also goes by the name Abu Nusaybah — was arrested last week following a BBC interview in which he said British security services had tried to recruit his friend, Michael Adebolajo.

Adebolajo — one of two main suspects in the killing of Lee Rigby — is still hospitalized after police shot and arrested him. The other suspect, Michael Adebowale, has been charged with murder.

Police have said that Nusaybah's arrest wasn't directly tied to Rigby's killing.

On Friday, police said he has been charged with three offenses that allegedly encouraged acts of terrorism.