Bomb-Making Notes Found on Shuttle Pilot: FBI

Officials release evidence against Najibullah Zazi
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2009 7:10 PM CDT
Najibullah Zazi leaves his apartment in Aurora, Colo., for a meeting with his attorney on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009. Aurora.   (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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(Newser) – An airport shuttle driver arrested last night kept notes on bomb-making as well as a scale and batteries, items that can be used in explosives, authorities said today. Najibullah Zazi, 24, also allegedly confessed to taking explosives training with al-Qaeda in Pakistan. The FBI arrested him, his father, and an informant on the non-terrorism charge of making a false statement to the government, the AP reports.

Zazi, his father Mohammed Wali Zazi, 53, and informant Ahmad Wais Afzali each face up to 8 years on the charge. They are being held in Denver County Jail and are expected to appear in federal court tomorrow.