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U.S. probes terror suspect's stints in nuclear plants
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2010-03-13 09:29

U.S. investigators said on Friday that they are looking into the case of a suspected terrorist arrested in Yemen, as evidence suggests the man had worked at several nuclear plants in the United States.

The suspect, Sharif Mobley, is a U.S. citizen, and was nabbed in an anti-terror sweep this month, said the Yemeni authorities. He was suspected of ties to the al-Qaeda terror network.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission confirmed on Friday to media that Mobley worked between 2002 and 2008 for contractors hired by five nuclear plants in Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He worked as a laborer and mostly did maintenance work.

Local media cited unnamed U.S. officials as saying that investigators are looking at whether Mobley had access to sensitive material or information.

Mobley, 26, is of Somali origin, and was born in Buena, New Jersey. After his arrest by the Yemeni authorities, he complained of being ill, and was taken to a hospital in Sanaa over the weekend, where he grabbed a gun from the guards, and a shootout ensued. He was later recaptured. A guard was shot dead, and another injured.

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