New Details, New Suspect in Zazi NYC Terror Plot

The New York Daily News reports new details in the Najibullah Zazi terror plot against New York City. The attack was planned for Sept. 14, 15 or 16:

Zazi and his two Queens friends allegedly planned to strap explosives to their bodies and split up, heading for the Grand Central and Times Square stations - the two busiest subway stations in New York City.

They would board trains on the 1, 2, 3 and 6 lines at rush hour and planned to position themselves in the middle of the packed trains to ensure the maximum carnage when they blew themselves up, sources sai

Zazi, who is cooperating, has been moved from the MDC in Brooklyn to a "secure, undisclosed location." And authorities are extraditing another suspect from Pakistan in the case: [More...]

A fourth man has been arrested in Pakistan and will be extradited to face trial along with Zazi's high school buddies, with Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay.

In other NYC terrorism-related news, the city's top anti-terror chief, Richard Falkenrath, has announced he's leaving to join a private security firm, the Chertoff Group, started by former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff.

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    Makes one wonder (none / 0) (#1)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Apr 12, 2010 at 03:29:30 PM EST
    if "The Chertoff Group" will be the Blackwater of security.

    Lets hope not... (none / 0) (#2)
    by kdog on Mon Apr 12, 2010 at 03:49:59 PM EST
    and it is simply the lottery win for former public servants...aka the big private sector payday built on public sector connections.

    Yes, well, (none / 0) (#3)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Apr 12, 2010 at 04:48:49 PM EST
    the entire premise of Blackwater, and now The Chertoff Group are very frightening to me.