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Fifth Person Detained In Lodi Terror Investgation

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Lodi, CA — Athorities have detained a fifth person in connection with a terrorism investigation in the Central Valley town of Lodi.

The investigation led to the arrest of a father and son who said he trained at an al-Qaida camp in Pakistan and planned to attack hospitals and supermarkets in the U-S.

Three people are being detained on immigration violations. U-S attorney McGregor Scott stressed that investigators did not find the men in the middle of executing a specific plan.

Scott declined to answer questions about whether the Lodi men were part of an active terrorist cell or the extent of any al-Qaida activity in the region.

Hamid Hayat was interviewed by the F-B-I last Friday and at first denied any link to terror camps.

But the next day he was given a polygraph test and admitted he attended the camp in 2003 and 2004.

That´s according to an affidavit by F-B-I Agent Pedro Aguilar. Hayat was born in the U-S, but his family is of Pakistani descent.

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