- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 21, 2002

ASSOCIATED PRESS
The FBI issued a worldwide bulletin last night seeking the arrest of a Saudi man newly identified as a suspected associate of the September 11 hijackers.
The bulletin issued to law enforcement across the globe sought the immediate arrest of Saud A.S. al-Rasheed, 21, of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The FBI said the sudden bulletin was based on information developed over the last few days, and it warned police Mr. al-Rasheed should be considered armed and dangerous.
"On Aug. 15, 2002, material previously recovered during the war on terrorism were found to be related to several of the September 11 hijackers," the FBI said.
The materials included an image of a Saudi Arabian passport belonging to Mr. al-Rasheed that had been issued in Riyadh in May 2000. "Al-Rasheed's current whereabouts are unknown," the FBI bulletin said.
Two senior law-enforcement officials, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, said last night that Mr. al-Rasheed's picture was found among pictures of several hijackers in materials obtained overseas some time ago and recently reviewed at the FBI.
The materials were included on a computer CD-ROM, the officials said. The officials said they did not know how long the government possessed the information before making the discovery.
A senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that from the information the FBI reviewed last week, "they were able to take this piece of information and it showed clear signals or lines that he was connected to 9/11."
A picture of Mr. al-Rasheed was posted on the FBI Web site last night at www.fbi.gov.

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