TEL AVIV (Jun. 2)
Israeli investigators have not yet been able to establish the identity of a man whose suitcase blew up at Ben Gurion Airport last Wednesday, taking his own life and killing an Israeli woman security officer. Nine other persons were injured in the blast.
The mystery man, who had come off a flight from Vienna, was badly mangled by the explosion. Israeli police experts have managed to prepare a reasonable likeness of his face and have sent photographs along with fingerprints to interpol and several European police headquarters. The man was carrying a Dutch passport in the name of Hugo Mueller but according to information from Dutch authorities, the passport was either a forgery or stolen. The likeness in the passport was not that of the bearer. (Meanwhile, reports from West Germany said that authorities there identified the dead man as a 25-year-old West German, Ternd Hausmann.)