London Telegraph 
Wednesday, Dec 30th, 2009
US security services received intelligence suggesting “a Nigerian” in Yemen was planning a terrorist attack weeks before a passenger jet was targeted on Christmas Day, it has been reported.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, is being held at a federal prison in Michigan on a charge of trying to destroy an aircraft.
He allegedly attempted to ignite explosive stored in his underpants as the flight from Amsterdam, carrying 280 passengers, made its final descent into Detroit on Friday.
US network ABC News  reported that information had been received by US authorities suggesting an attack might be imminent.