Sunday, August 05, 2007


Two Detained But Unnamed


Aug 5, 9:49 AM EDT
S.C. Police Detain 2 for Suspicious Item
By BRUCE SMITH
Associated Press Writer

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. -- Two men were detained after police found a suspicious item in their car during a routine traffic stop for speeding near Charleston, authorities said Sunday.

Berkeley County sheriff's Lt. Vince Lombard said the men were being held pending a charge of unlawful possession of an explosive device.

Lombard would not say what the device was or what it was that bomb technicians from neighboring Charleston County exploded at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday.

The item made a loud bang, similar to a firecracker, when it was demolished, authorities said.

U.S. Highway 176 was closed at about 7 p.m. Saturday and federal officials later said there was "no immediate threat."

Goose Creek is home to the Naval Weapons Station, which houses the U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig, a military prison where enemy combatants have been held. The traffic stop took place about 7 miles from the sprawling Navy facility.

The car was heading west, away from Goose Creek, when it was pulled over about 7 miles from the sprawling Navy facility, Lombard said.

Goose Creek, with a population of about 30,000, is located about 20 miles north of Charleston.
I'll rest a little easier when I know these men were named Wilson or Jones rather than Hassan and Ali.

UPDATE

hat tip- Papa Ray
My question answered
No Link to Terrorism

Goose Creek - Two men are being held in the Berkeley County Detention Center after police find explosive making devices in their car. There are conflicting reports as to the quantity of explosive making materials in that vehicle. FBI (website) reports are saying that there is not believed to be a link to terrorism. The men 21-year-old Yousef Megahed and 24-year-old Ahmed Mohamed (seen in the video attachment) were pulled over Saturday evening during a routine traffic stop near Myers Road and Highway 176. Among the explosive devices found were igniters and fusers. Few details about the suspects are known at this time. They are believed to be students at a Florida college. They are of Middle Eastern descent and are not US citizens. Neither man has been charged, but charges are expected Monday. A press conference will be held in Berkeley County on Monday morning. Among the potential charges is possession of unlawful explosives. Officials are not at this time releasing any additional information. Highway 176 in Goose Creek was shut down and has since reopened. Stay tuned to ABC News 4 and www.abcnews4.com for details as they become available.


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