Two Arrested In NYC Terror Investigation
One caused a traffic accident whole under surveillance. It does seem to be getting harder and harder to get around without running into one of these guys.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two men linked to an alleged al-Qaida associate accused of a plot to attack New York City with homemade bombs were arrested Friday after one of the men caused a traffic accident while under surveillance.
Zarein Ahmedzay pleaded not guilty to a false statement charge in an indictment accusing him of lying to the FBI about a trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan. A lawyer for the other suspect, Adis Medunjanin, said his client would appear in court Saturday.
Law enforcement officials familiar with the case said Friday that Medunjanin was facing more serious terror charges; one said he likely would be accused of seeking training from a terrorist organization. The officials were not authorized to discuss the case and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
During a brief appearance in federal court in Brooklyn, Ahmedzay was ordered held without bail until a hearing Tuesday. Defense attorney Michael Marinaccio noted that the indictment made no mention of terrorism.