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Lawyer: Traveler’s pressure cooker innocent

DETROIT — A Saudi man arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after federal agents accused him of lying about why he was traveling with a pressure cooker knew nothing about the device’s use in the Boston Marathon bombings, his attorney said Tuesday.

Hussain Al Khawahir brought the pressure cooker at the request of his nephew, a college student in Ohio he planned to visit, defense lawyer James Howarth said. He said the device was to be used for cooking, not bomb-making.

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