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Feds file bomb plot charge against terror suspect

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This courtroom drawing shows U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer, top, presiding over a hearing in federal court in Denver, on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, for Najibullah Zazi and his father Mohammad Zazi. (AP Photo/Jeff Kandby) This courtroom drawing shows U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer, top, presiding over a hearing in federal court in Denver, on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, for Najibullah Zazi and his father Mohammad Zazi. (AP Photo/Jeff Kandby)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Colorado airport shuttle driver has been indicted in New York on a charge of conspiring to detonate bombs.

Authorities say Najibullah Zazi (nah-jee-BOO'-lah ZAH'-zee) plotted for more than a year to detonate homemade bombs and had recently bought bomb-making ingredients from beauty supply stores. In the past two weeks, he allegedly was looking for "urgent" help to make explosives.

The evidence is laid out in a government motion to deny bail to the 24-year-old Afghan immigrant.

It says that on Sept. 6 and 7, Zazi tried on multiple times to communicate with another individual "seeking to correct mixtures of ingredients to make explosives."

On those days, authorities say Zazi rented a hotel suite in Aurora, Colo., where FBI testing found explosives residue in the vent above the stove.

Zazi was previously charged with lying to terrorism investigators. He has a court appearance today in Denver on that charge.

Authorities plan to transfer him to federal court in Brooklyn, New York, to face the new charge of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.

Najibullah Zazi headshot, immigrant from Afghanistan and Pakistan identified by law enforcement as having a possible link to al-Qaida, arrivig at FBI office in Denver for questioning, Colorado, over FBI logo, partial graphic


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