UK Daily Mail
Nov 1, 2010
The young Yemeni woman arrested on suspicion of mailing powerful bombs to U.S. synagogues was released on bail yesterday as officials said authorities believed her identity had been stolen.
Authorities arrested 22-year-old Hanan al-Samawi after tracking the name and address used on the packages. But after she was arrested, the shipping agent claimed she wasn’t the one who signed the shipping documents, a Yemeni official said.
The release means investigators no longer have any suspects in custody in a suspected Al Qaeda plot that authorities believe was intended to take down cargo jetliners.
The Yemeni official said investigators now believe someone stole her identity and used it to mail the bombs.
The woman, an engineering student, was released on bail but cannot leave the country pending further questioning.
This article was posted: Monday, November 1, 2010 at 4:51 am