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Fort Hood bomb plot suspect wears mask in courtSoldier accused of spitting wears mask as jury chosen in his Fort Hood bomb plot federal trial
WACO, Texas (AP) ' A jury has been seated in the federal trial of a soldier accused of planning to bomb Ford Hood troops.
Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo wore a mask covering his nose and mouth all day Monday during the jury selection in a Texas courtroom.
He's been accused of biting through his lip and spitting blood on authorities escorting him after a court hearing last month.
His defense attorney, Zachary Boyd, asked potential jurors earlier Monday if they had a problem with Abdo's mask. Nobody raised a hand.
Authorities have declined to comment on why Abdo was wearing a mask.
Opening statements are scheduled to start Tuesday.
Abdo is accused of planning to bomb a Killeen restaurant filled with Fort Hood soldiers and shoot any survivors last summer.
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