Charged: September 19, 2009
Eastern District of New York
- Use, threats, or attempts to use weapons of mass destruction
- Conspiracy to murder, kidnap, or maim overseas
- Material support
Pleaded Guilty: February 18, 2010
Released: Date unavailable
Najibullah Zazi was part of an Al Qaeda-backed plot to plant bombs in the New York City subway system. Zazi trained at a terrorist camp in Pakistan and planned to use triacetone triperoxide, an explosive chemical, to make the bombs. In February 2010, Zazi pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States, conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, and providing material support to Al Qaeda.