A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a suspected pirate will be tried as an adult.
The pirate suspect arrested in the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama was all smiles on arriving in New York City late Monday, escorted by a phalanx of law enforcement officers. None of the officers would confirm his identity, but his arrival for trial in the United States had been widely expected.
The crew of the Maersk Alabama, the U.S.-flagged cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates last week, arrived in the United States early Thursday. Crew members touched down at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland just before 1 a.m
In the end, it was a single moment that brought the hostage crisis to its dramatic finish. Three gunshots. All three fatal.