DENVER — The Arapahoe County man under FBI investigation for alleged ties to a New York bomb plot has admitted he has ties to al-Qaida and is in negotiations to plead guilty to a terror charge, a senior law enforcement official told ABC News.
The official said Najibullah Zazi had received explosives training in Pakistan and his possible guilty plea would be part of a deal to cooperate with the government.
This is what the plot involved:
ABC News reported that authorities found 12 new black backpacks they suspect were going to be used to carry homemade bombs and a laptop computer. Authorities told ABC News that the computer contained bomb making directions and an explosives recipe that would have produced homemade bombs of the same size and type used in the terror attacks on the London subways in July 2005.
Authorities say he rented a car and drove from Denver to New York, crossing into Manhattan the day before the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
Going by the above articles, it looks like the investigation has not located who else he may be involved with.
What does the New York Times have to say about this? Reasons Unclear for Terrorist Fears. Really. As if the investigators would just happen to pick on some guy at random.
The “fears” were certainly not unfounded.