NYC terrorism suspect Zazi pleads not guilty

September 29, 2009 8:16:23 AM PDT
An Afghan immigrant has pleaded not guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on New York City using common chemicals. Najibullah Zazi's lawyer entered the plea Tuesday in a Brooklyn courtroom. Zazi was ordered held without bail during the brief hearing.

Officials say Zazi and his co-conspirators bought beauty products in Colorado containing hydrogen peroxide and acetone -- key ingredients for homemade bombs.

Prosecutors believe Zazi received explosives training from al-Qaida in Pakistan and planned to target mass transit in the New York City area.

The 24-year-old airport van driver and former coffee cart vendor has denied wrongdoing.

Zazi's next court date has been set for Dec. 3.

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