Friday, April 3, 2020
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Alexandria Sheriff Issues Statement on Benghazi Suspect in Alexandria Jail

Statement from Sheriff Dana Lawhorne on Ahmed Abu Khatallah

Word has gotten out around Alexandria that one of the suspects from the September 11, 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya is being held at the Alexandria Detention Center. Sheriff Lawhorne responds:

“On Saturday, June 28, federal suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah was booked into the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center, at the request of the U.S. Marshals Service. Other high-profile federal inmates, including Zacarias Moussaoui, John Walker Lindh and Robert Hanssen, have been housed at the Detention Center. Our Office has had a long-standing agreement with the Marshals to house federal inmates and our staff has extensive experience in working with outside agencies and federal inmates. While we cannot disclose specifics, the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office has increased certain security measures and made adjustments in staffing. Overall impact to our citizens, business people and visitors will be very minimal as the suspect is being tried in the District and not at the federal courthouse in Alexandria.”

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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