- The Washington Times - Saturday, September 15, 2001

One of the 19 suspected hijackers in Tuesday's terrorist attacks apparently lived for a short time in Northern Virginia.
The FBI yesterday named Waleed Alshehri as one of the men who hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston and crashed it into the World Trade Center on Tuesday.
His most recent addresses were listed as Orlando and Daytona Beach, Fla., but he lived briefly in Vienna, Va., before then.
Hamid Keshavarznia of Reston said he rented a room to Alshehri for a few months about two years ago at a Vienna home he owns. But Alshehri broke the lease, telling Mr. Keshavarznia that his father wanted him back in London.
"He looked too innocent to be suspicious," Mr. Keshavarznia said.
He said that Alshehri was a Saudi citizen and appeared to be in his early 20s. Information released by the FBI listed numerous possible dates of birth for Alshehri that would put his age at anywhere from 21 to 27.
Mr. Keshavarznia rents out about five rooms in the Vienna home. Neighbors said they always noticed a lot of activity at the house, often at odd hours. None knew Alshehri specifically.
About two years ago, neighbor Diane Albritton said she called the CIA with her suspicions about illegal activity at the house, but nothing was done.
"There were all kinds of comings and goings," she said. "People were always carrying cases in and out."
Miss Albritton said the FBI called her home after the attacks to inquire about Alshehri. Vienna police Capt. Johnny Price said his department was not at all involved in any investigation, but that other neighbors had called the police and said they were questioned by the FBI.

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