Saudi man with pressure cooker due in Mich. court

5/14/2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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FILE - This Dec. 26, 2009, file photo shows jets outside Detroit Metropolitan airport in Romulus, Mich. Hussain Al Kwawahir, a Saudi man arrested Saturday at the airport after federal agents said he lied about why he was traveling with a pressure cooker is due in court, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT  — A Saudi man arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after federal agents said he lied about why he was traveling with a pressure cooker is due in court.

Hussain Al Khawahir is scheduled to appear today in U.S. District Court in Detroit for a hearing to determine whether he will be released on bond or detained.

Al Khawahir was arrested Saturday on allegations of lying to agents and using a passport with a missing page. His nephew, Nasser Almarzooq, told The Associated Press Monday the case was a misunderstanding about the device he wanted for cooking.

Almarzooq says his uncle was coming to visit him for a couple weeks. Almarzooq is a student in University of Toledo in Ohio.

Two pressure cookers were used in the Boston Marathon bombings last month.