Arrest in London Bombing Investigation

7-15-05 - LONDON (AP) Police say a man they've been looking for in the London bombing investigation has been arrested in Egypt. Government officials in Cairo say they are holding the chemist.

The Egyptian-born man briefly studied in North Carolina.

An Egyptian official says Magdi el-Nashar is being interrogated by authorities there. London police will only say an arrest has
been made in Cairo but do not say he is a suspect.

The FBI had gotten involved in the search for el-Nashar, who was a graduate student at North Carolina State in 2000, and had been teaching chemistry at Leeds University.

His neighbors there tell The Times of London that el-Nashar had recently left the country, saying he had a visa problem.


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