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Suspect in plot to kill Saudi ambassador for the Iranian government has deep Texas ties
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) ' One of the men accused of working for the Iranian government to assassinate the Saudi ambassador has lived in Texas for decades.
Federal officials list Manssor Arbabsiar's residence as a two-story stucco and brick home at the end of a cul-de-sac in Round Rock north of Austin. Nobody answered the door Tuesday at the home decorated for Halloween.
A neighbor says he frequently saw Arbabsiar walking in the neighborhood while smoking cigarettes and talking on a cellphone in a language the neighbor didn't understand.
Records show Arbabsiar has lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Corpus Christi and Round Rock and has been married at least twice. He also has a history of arrests in Texas for offenses that include evading arrest and theft.
Arbabsiar is being held without bail.