Lockerbie bombing suspect in U.S. custody, authorities say

The remains of Pan Am Flight 103 after it was destroyed over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
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A Libyan man who allegedly made the bomb that blew up a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 is now in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday.

Scottish authorities said Abu Agila Masud had been handed over to the United States to face trial. He was first charged by the U.S. in 2020 with playing an integral part in the Lockerbie attack. The bombing completely destroyed Pan Am Flight 103, killing all 259 people on board and an additional 11 people on the ground when the plane's wreckage fell on their homes.

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