Captured Somalian pirate, Abduhl Wal-i-Musi, to face trial in New York City U.S. A.
The captured Somali pirate who held a merchant ship captain hostage will be brought to New York to face trial, a U.S. official said Thursday.
The suspect, identified as Abduhl Wal-i-Musi, was taken aboard a U.S. Navy ship shortly before Navy SEAL snipers killed the three remaining pirates holding Capt. Richard Phillips hostage on a lifeboat launched from his cargo vessel, the Maersk Alabama.
The official said it was not immediately clear when Wal-i-Musi will be brought to New York. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose information about an ongoing investigation.
CBS News first reported the name of the suspect, Abduhl Wal-i-Musi, and the decision to prosecute him in New York in a trial venue in part because the city's FBI office has a history of handling cases in Africa involving major crimes against Americans. These include the al Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
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