Suspected American al Qaeda, Sharif Mobley, shoots up Yemen hospital in escape bid
A New Jersey man from Buena Borough is accused of joining Yemen’s al Qaeda terrorists. Sharif Mobley is in custody in Yemen after an escape attempt in a deadly hospital rampage that left one guard dead.
Yemeni officials charge that the 26 year-old Mobley was planning a terror attack. Mobley was apprehended and hospitalized last week. In a thwarted escape attempt, Mobley killed a policeman on Sunday as he attempted to shoot his way out of the hospital reports say.
His friends and family expressed shock.
Mobley’s father Charles spoke to NBC40. “We don’t know nothing, we’re trying to hear something,” said Charles Mobley. HIs mother said accusations are completely false and that her son is not a terrorist.
The Yemeni military earlier reported the shooter was a German citizen of Somali origin. He is currently thought to be a Yemeni-American duel citizen.
A British Airways employee charged today with plotting a terror attack also may have Yemen links.