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Lawyer: Man's pressure cooker for food, not bombs

4 years 1 week 4 days ago May 14, 2013 May 14, 2013 Tuesday, May 14 2013 May 14, 2013 2:00 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

DETROIT-  A lawyer for a Saudi man arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport say federal agents accused him of lying about why he was traveling with a pressure cooker.

Defense attorney James Howarth says his client, Hussain Al Khawahir (HOO'-sayn ahl kah-WAH'-heer), brought the pressure cooker at the request of his nephew.  Howarth says his client knew nothing about the device's use in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Al Khawahir waived his right to a detention hearing and will be jailed until a preliminary exam May 28.

His nephew, Nasser Almarzooq (NAH'sur ahl mar-ZOOK') said that the arrest was a misunderstanding and that he wanted the device to cook lamb.

Almarzooq is a college student in Ohio.

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