NY Subway Bombing Plotter
The FBI arrested Najibullah Zazi on September 19, 2009 for lying to investigators on matters involving terrorism. In the week before, he had made a suspicious trip from Denver to New York in a rental car. Searchers found bomb making plans in his handwriting on his laptop computer. During interrogation, he admitted that he had received military training from Al Qaeda in Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal area. Najibullah was born in Afghanistan around 1985. He is a naturalized US citizen. He had been working in Denver as an airport shuttle driver. Two of his co-conspirators were Zarein Ahmedzay and Adis Medunjanin. In 2019, he was sentenced to ten years in prison and then immediately released for time served.