Sep 25, 2009 11:47 AM by Associated Press
A federal judge has taken the first step in sending a Colorado man to New York to face terrorism charges. U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer dismissed a charge accusing Najibullah Zazi of lying to federal authorities. Zazi was arrested on that charge Saturday.
Shaffer was considering Friday whether to authorize federal authorities to transfer Zazi to New York City, where a federal grand jury indicted him on charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.
The indictment says Zazi received explosives training from al-Qaida and bought large quantities of hydrogen peroxide and nail-polish remover at beauty supply stores to make bombs, possibly to detonate on New York City commuter trains.