George W. Bush
's home in Dallas
may have been a terrorist's target. The FBI has arrested a Saudi student in Texas
and charged him with attempting to construct improvised explosives and compiling a list of possible targets, including the home of former President Bush.
The home on Daria Place that former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush bought in December of 2008 is in the leafy Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, and a few blocks from an elementary school.
The one-story home has 8,501 square feet on 1.13 acres and no pool. It was built in 1959 but
by the previous owner, a Dallas investor and art collector named Dan Boeckman. The Bushes also bought the 1.26 acre, 4000 square foot ranch home next door, which had been listed at $1.6 million, but tore it down in January, 2010.
The Bush home is located on a closed cul de sac, and it was closed off by an electronic gate for security purposes in late 2009.
The student, Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, is 20 years old, and is charged in a federal criminal complaint with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Aldawsari is in the U.S. on a 2008 student visa, and is enrolled at tiny South Plains College, near Lubbock, Tex., which is the home of Texas Tech University. Apparently Ali-M Aldawsari wasn't going to stop with exploding the Bush home: he also is said to have been targeting nightclubs in Dallas, reservoirs and dams in the west, and nuclear power plants.
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