Scottish officials: Lockerbie bomb suspect in US custody
Scottish authorities say the Libyan man suspected of making the bomb that destroyed an airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988 is in US custody
LONDON — Scottish authorities said on Sunday that the Libyan man suspected of making the bomb that destroyed an airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988 is in US custody.
Scotland’s Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said in a statement: “The families of those killed in the Lockerbie bombing have been informed that the suspect Abu Agela Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi is in US custody. United”.
Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie on December 21, 1988, killing 270. It remains the deadliest terrorist attack on British soil.
In 2001, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was found guilty of bombing the flight. He was the only person convicted for the attack.
“Scottish prosecutors and police, together with the UK government and their US colleagues, will continue to pursue this investigation, with the sole aim of bringing to justice those who acted with al-Megrahi,” the Crown Office added.