UK man charged with attempting to obtain chemical weapon

British police say a man from northwest England has been charged with trying to obtain a chemical weapon. Greater Manchester Police says Mohammed Ammer Ali, from Liverpool, was arrested after officers raid properties in the city last week as part of a counter-terrorism operation. He is charged with attempting to have a chemical weapon in his possession between Jan. 10 and Feb. 12. Ali, who is 31, is due to appear in a London court Tuesday. The police force said Monday that officers had not uncovered a terrorist plot or the threat an imminent attack either at home or abroad.



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