MANILA- Authorities on Tuesday intercepted a suspected Filipino terrorist from Saudi Arabia upon arrival at the country's main airport, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said in a report.
Abdulpatta Escalon Abubakar, a Filipino national who came from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was arrested around 8:30 a.m. after undergoing secondary inspection.
Abubakar arrived via a Philippine Airlines flight.
During the inspection, authorities found that Abubakar is a suspected terrorist allegedly supported by a local terror group. The BI report to the Department of Justice, released to the media Tuesday afternoon, did not identify his affiliation.
The terror suspect is also a person of interest by the Philippine National Police Intelligence Group and the United States, the BI said.
Abubakar has been turned over to the PNP for further investigation and disposition.