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Richard Reid

Al-Qaeda Operative

Detained

Richard Reid

Details
ImportanceMedium
Location of DetentionFlorence, Colorado, United States1
Capturing AuthorityPassengers and Flight Crew of American Airlines 63
Date of CaptureDec. 22, 2001
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleOperative
SupervisorAli Abdulaziz Ali2
Full Given NameRichard Colvin Reid
NationalityBritish
Alias(es)Shoe Bomber, Abdel Rahim, Abdul Ra'auf, Abdul Rauf
Date of BirthAug. 12, 1973
Place of BirthFarnborough, England, United Kingdom
GenderMale
Charged withAttempted Murder (183 counts); many others
Charging authorityUnited States
Charges issuedJan. 16, 2002
Case statusConvicted
ConvictionsAttemped use of weapon of mass destruction, attempted homicide, placing explosives on aircraft, others (8 counts total)
SentenceLife
Case resolvedOct. 4, 2002
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
Reliable
  • U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons No. 24079-038.
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    Sources
    1 U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons web site.
    2 'Detainee Biographies,' press release, Director of National Intelligence, Sept. 6, 2006.
    Photo: U.S. government photo
     
     
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