1993 WTC Bombing Mastermind Blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman Dead
Blink sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was sentenced to life in prison for plotting the deadly 1993 World Trade Center attacks, has died in prison, authorities have said.
Abdel-Rahman, 78, died of natural causes at 9:40 am at the Federal Medical Center, Butner, part of a federal prison compound in Butner, North Carolina, according to Greg Norton, a spokesman.
The Egyptian cleric was one of six suspects convicted of participating in the 1993 bombing, which left six people dead and more than 1,000 injured.
He also plotted attacks on other landmarks in New York City, including the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the United Nations headquarters and the George Washington Bridge.