The suspect, Abu Agila Mohammad Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi, is a Libyan intelligence official charged with two criminal counts related to the bombing. The Wall Street Journal reported last week the suspect is in custody in Libya and will be extradited to the United States to stand trial. One person was found guilty in Scotland of the Lockerbie bombing in 2001 and freed in 2009 on compassionate release grounds.
US Attoney General William Barr announced the charges on Monday.
He said: “On December 21 1988, a bomb destroyed Pan Am Flight 103 as it flwe 31,00ft over Lockbie, Scotland.
“The massive Boeing 747 known as the Clipper Maiden of the Seas exploded and fell to thae ground in countless pieces .
“The explosion killed all 259 people on board.
“243 passengers and 16 crew members – including 190 Americans.”