Abu Anas al-Libi entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan. Al-Libi, who has a thick gray beard, kept his hands folded on his lap as the judge read the charges.
With three weeks to go before the New York City Marathon, the first major U.S. race since the Boston Marathon bombings was held Sunday in Chicago.
The Five Boro Bike Tour, the New Jersey Marathon and the Long Island Marathon will all take place on Sunday. In an effort to keep participants and spectators safe, organizers from each event have stepped up their security measures.
Just over two weeks since the Boston Marathon bombings, Boston police are studying ways to improve security for upcoming events.
Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev are charged with conspiring to obstruct justice, according to court documents. A third man, Robel Phillipos, is charged with making false statements to federal investigators.
Long Island Rep. Peter King, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said such information “definitely would have caused the investigation to go further.”
Kelly said the FBI apparently learned of the suspects’ supposed plan at least 48 hours prior to telling the NYPD.
They weren’t coming to party. The NYPD said Thursday that the Boston Marathon bombing suspects were planning to come to New York City to detonate their remaining explosives in Times Square.
If convicted, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty or life in prison.
Following an intense manhunt that caused chaos in Massachusetts and riveted the rest of the nation, law enforcement finally captured the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect on Friday night.
As the first bomb exploded near the finish line, Bill Iffrig could be seen on video falling to the ground as his legs became buckled by the blast.
NYPD officers have been exercising vigilance on land, sea and air, as the city works to detect and prevent terror attacks like the one in Boston.
President Barack Obama delivered a statement from the White House Tuesday morning. It was the second time Obama has spoken to the public since Monday afternoon’s bombings at the finish line of the famous race.
As authorities continue to probe the bombings that hit the Boston Marathon a day earlier, some runners from the Tri-State Area who took part in the race told their stories of survival on Tuesday.
County Executive Edward Mangano said police are “closely monitoring” the ongoing investigation in Boston and have placed police on high alert as a precaution.