1/25/2010

Alleged underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab talked for hours to law enforcement officials immediately after his arrest on Christmas Day, even claiming at one point he had hidden a second explosive device on the plane, the Associated Press reports. Sources say there was never any discussion of turning Abdulmutallab over to the military. They say the FBI relied on its local agents in Detroit to carry out the interrogation rather than flying in experts from Washington. Some lawmakers have criticized the agency for its handling of the situation, saying Abdulmutallab should have been turned over to the military for interrogation as an enemy combatant.

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