An accused member of a Colombian terrorist organization is to be arraigned Monday in D.C. federal court after being extradited to the United States over the weekend on hostage-taking charges, officials said. Alexander Beltran Herrera, 35, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit hostage taking, three counts of hostage taking, one court of using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
According to the indictment from D.C. federal court, Beltran Herrera was involved in the hostage taking of three U.S. citizens. The these three victims were seized by other members of the terrorist organization Beltran Herrera is a part of in February 2003. Another American citizen and a Colombian citizen were also seized and then were shot and killed, the indictment stated.
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