Thursday, October 01, 2009

FBI chief sees no imminent threat from Zazi case

Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:31pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday said there was no imminent threat related to the case of an Afghan-born man charged with plotting a bombing attack in the United States.

Najibullah Zazi, indicted by a grand jury on a charge of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday and was ordered held in prison without bail.

"We do not believe there is an imminent threat," Mueller said at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. The investigation was continuing, he said.

Prosecutors allege Zazi took a bomb-making course at an al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan, had bomb-making notes on his laptop computer, and acquired bomb-making materials similar to those used in the 2005 London attacks, buying acetone and hydrogen peroxide at beauty supply stores....(more)

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