British suspect in trans-Atlantic jet plot escapes in Pakistan

Rashid Rauf, a British suspect in an alleged plot to blow up trans-Atlantic jetliners, escaped from police custody in Pakistan on Saturday, officials said. Rauf escaped after appearing before a judge at a court in the capital, Islamabad, said Khalid Pervez, a city police official. Two policemen were being questioned about how Rauf had gotten away. Federal Interior Secretary Kamal Shah said he had been informed of the escape, but said he had no details.