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Saudi national arrested in Texas on terror charge

By the CNN Wire Staff
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a Saudi national, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly acquiring materials to make explosives.
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a Saudi national, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly acquiring materials to make explosives.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari is accused of planning to attack targets in Texas
  • He faces a charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction

(CNN) -- A 20-year-old Saudi national was arrested in Lubbock, Texas, on Thursday for allegedly researching and acquiring materials to make explosives, law enforcement sources told CNN.

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari planned to target the home of former President George W. Bush and other sites, the sources said.

He faces a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, the justice department said.

From CNN's Jeanne Meserve

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