Helicopter shooting suspect in custody [Archives:2004/718/Local News]

March 8 2004

Hassan Al-Zaidi
Yemen Times sources have learned that Salem Omran Saleh, 24, accused of firing bullets from a machine gun at a military helicopter on last Monday at Al-Hada region, Dhamar Governorate, has rendered himself to the security authority in Dhamar.
The sources pointed out that the accused fired at the chopper's fuel tank which forced it an emergency landing.
A military spokesman stated last Monday that the crew, five members, in their route to Aden, survived the incident. Security Authorities in Dhamar had planned a military campaign to arrest the perpetrator, and the sheiks in Dhamar had promised to turn in the perpetrator.