Abu Hamza, the notorious hook-handed radical cleric, arrived in the United States early on Saturday to face terror charges after he was extradited from Britain along with four other suspects.
12:00PM BST 06 Oct 2012
The US attorney office in New York said Hamza was expected to face a judge in New York within 24 hours after civilian US jets flew him to America hours after he lost his long legal battle to stay in Britain.
He arrived at Westchester County Airport, New York State, at about 2.30am local time, and was taken to a lockup next to the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan.
Hamza was expected to be briefly presented before US Magistrate Judge Frank Maas on Saturday before appearing at a longer court session on Tuesday where charges would be read to him.
Hamza, 54, a supporter of al Qaeda and former preacher at Finsbury Park mosque in North London, is wanted in the US on terrorism charges.