Fourth Suspect in JFK Plot Surrenders

Guyanese citizen in custody in Trinidad
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Jun 6, 2007 4:15 AM CDT
Tobago Police    (Associated Press)

(Newser) – A fourth suspect in the plot to blow up JFK airport is in custody in Trinidad after turning himself in to a police station yesterday. Authorities allege that Guyanese citizen Abel Nur, who says he's innocent, belonged to Jamaat al Muslimeen, a Muslim group which attempted to take over the Trinidadian government in 1990.

The plot, which is also said to have involved an ex-member of the Guyanese parliament and a former airport employee, was described by U.S. authorities as more "aspirational" than practical. One of the suspected plotter's daughters said the arrests were a campaign by the GOP to boost its standing in the 2008 elections by fanning fears of terrorism.