WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) -- Benghazi terror suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala will stay locked up in the Alexandria jail.
That's the decision of a D.C. judge after a brief high-security hearing Wednesday at federal court downtown.
Lawyers for the man suspected in the deaths of the American ambassador and three others say they may yet try and get him released.
A phalanx of heavily armed U.S. Marshals stood guard as the suspected senior commander of a Libyan terrorist militia barreled back to jail on the usually peaceful streets outside federal court.
Prosecutors told the judge Khattala led a group of more than 20 armed militiamen who stormed two American diplomatic compounds in Libya,
Khattala listened intently, stared out across the courtroom, and straight into the visitors gallery.
His lawyers conceded his continued detention is appropriate for now.