Fifth Person Detained In Lodi Terror Investgation
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.