British man appears in court charged with preparing terrorist attack

A 38-year-old man appeared in a British court Monday charged with preparing a terrorist attack. Hassan Muhammed Sabri al Tabbakh, of Birmingham in central England, is accused of compiling a document with instructions on how to make a bomb and stockpiling chemicals for the device. He was arrested Tuesday near his home and charged Saturday under Britain's Terrorism Act. Al Tabbakh spoke only to confirm his name, age and address during a hearing at City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London. He was ordered detained until his next court appearance on January 4.