Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi has been hospitalized and is in bad condition, his son told NBC News on Saturday. The former Libyan intelligence officer, who was convicted in 2001 of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 that killed 270 people, was taken from his home in Tripoli to a private hospital. Al-Megrahi’s son said his father has been in the hospital for three days. “His health began to deteriorate quickly and we were worried about him, so took him immediately to the hospital where he is receiving a blood transfusion," his brother said. Al-Megrahi was released from prison in 2009 after being diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer.