Lockerbie bombing suspect to make first court appearance Monday in Washington – Boston News, Weather, Sports

(CNN) — A Libyan accused of involvement in making the bomb that destroyed Pan Am Flight 103 over the town of Lockerbie in December 1988 is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon during a prosecution hearing in Washington, DC.

Authorities in the US and Scotland announced on Sunday that the suspect, Abu Agila Mohammad Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi is currently in US custody. The US has indicted Al-Marimi over his alleged involvement in the bombing two years ago, a spokesman for Britain’s Crown Office and Prosecutor Fiscal Service told CNN.

Al-Marimi is expected to be charged in federal court in Washington at 1 p.m. ET.

When he was indicted by the Justice Department two years ago, he was being held in Libya for unrelated crimes.

The attack killed 270 people when the bomb detonated over the Scottish city as it flew from London to New York and it remains the deadliest terrorist attack to have taken place in the UK.

Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi was charged, along with Al Amin Khalifah Fhimah, with placing explosives in a portable cassette and radio set in a suitcase on the plane. Megrahi was sentenced to 27 years in prison in 2001, but was released after being diagnosed with cancer. He died in 2012. Fhimah was acquitted.

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