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Flight School Terror Suspect Indicted

Zayead Christopher Hajaig Now Considered A Fugitive

A 35-year old flight school student who sparked an international terror alert while attending a Georgia flight school was indicted by an Atlanta federal grand jury Wednesday. Zayead Christopher Hajaig, also known as Barry John Felton, is charged with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm.

The only problem now is, no one seems to know where to find him.

Hajaig, a citizen of the UK, tried to take up flying at Briscoe Field in Georgia's Gwinnett County. Earlier this month, authorities issued a "special alert bulletin," warning the aviation industry about him. The reason: Hajaig, who was born in Nigeria, was in the US illegally, had no visible means of financial support and was making a lot of calls overseas and charging them to phone cards. Prosecutors said Hajaig had at least three rifles at one point.

"U.S. citizens alerted Hajaig to the fact that agents had been inquiring of his whereabouts," said US Attorney David Nahmias in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Hajaig "immediately fled the country and is currently a fugitive," he said.

The FBI Wednesday told the paper that terror alert, "was issued due to concerns over Hajaig's immigration status and activities involving flying lessons" at Briscoe Field.

It was a case of deja-vu all over again at Briscoe, where 9/11 hijackers Mohammad Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi both learned to fly. They were students at Advanced Aviation.

Hajaig reportedly paid for flight lessons at Astron Enterprises in Lawrenceville, GA, last year. In a case eerily reminiscent of accused 9/11 conspirator Zacarious Moussaoui, Hajaig wanted to take advanced flight lessons for which instructors say he was clearly unqualified. The son of the school's owner said Hajaig became aggressive when he was told he didn't have enough experience to take lessons at that level.

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