Sep 21, 2009 7:43 AM by Associated Press

Terror plot suspect due in federal court

A Colorado man arrested as part of a terrorism investigation who admitted to receiving training from al-Qaida will be in court to hear the charges against him.

Najibullah Zazi will be in federal court today after being arrested late Saturday on charges of making a false statement to the government. He has publicly denied being involved in a terror plot.

Authorities say the 24-year-old Zazi admitted to FBI agents that he received instructions from al-Qaida operatives on subjects such as weapons and explosives.

Authorities also arrested Zazi's father, Mohammed Wali Zazi, and 37-year-old associate, Ahmad Wais Afzali, of New York City. Both also will be in court today on charges of making a false statement.


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