BREAKING NEWS: Saudi student arrested in plot to bomb Bush home
Saudi national Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari allegedly bought supplies for an IED
U.S. authorities have arrested a 20-year-old Saudi national on charges he tried to use a weapon of mass destruction and potentially targeted former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Thursday.
FBI agents arrested Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, who was admitted into the United States in 2008 on a student visa, in Texas on Wednesday. The Justice Department accuses him of purchasing chemicals and equipment to make an improvised explosive device.
Aldawsari, a student at South Plains College near Lubbock, allegedly referred to Bush's Dallas home as "tyrant's house" and possibly contemplated using dolls to conceal the explosives, the statement said.
He is due to make his initial court appearance in Lubbock on Friday morning.
Reuters contributed to this report.