New York, Sep. 26 (ANI): A Colorado man had allegedly planned to bomb New York's commuter trains on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, it has emerged.
Prosecutors told a judge in Denver that Najibullah Zazi, who allegedly received explosives training from al-Qaeda, bought large quantities of hydrogen peroxide and nail varnish remover to make bombs.
"He was intent on being in New York on 9/11" for a possible attack to coincide with the September 11 anniversary. The defendant was in the throes of making a bomb and attempting to perfect his formulation," The Telegraph quoted Tim Neff, a federal prosecutor, as saying.
He called the evidence a "chilling, disturbing sequence of events".
Zazi, a 24-year-old coffee cart owner in New York, also allegedly tried to find ingredients to make the type of explosives used in the London Underground and bus bombings in 2005.
Afghanistan-born Zazi is one of five men who were arrested by the FBI in four cities across America during the past week over a series of unrelated home-grown terror plots. (ANI)