Zazi Charged With Plotting Bomb Attacks in US

Terror suspect will face charge in New York after Denver court date
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 24, 2009 10:12 AM CDT
A courtroom drawing of Zazi's hearing in federal court in Denver.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Terror suspect Najibullah Zazi has been indicted on a charge of trying to detonate bombs in the United States. The new charge of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction was filed today in New York. Authorities plan to transfer him to federal court there to face the new charge after he appears in court in Denver on a count of lying to terrorism investigators.

Zazi has publicly denied any terrorist plotting. Counterterrorism agents fear he and others were planning to detonate homemade bombs on New York City commuter trains. Zazi's father and an imam in the city also have been charged with lying to investigators in the case.