Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors said Saturday.
It’s been a year since Faisal Shahzad parked his explosives-laden SUV in the heart of the crowded theater district, intending to kill as many people as possible.
Young Abdin Hadi was injured as a toddler when a car bomb exploded, sending a live wire across his face which left him severely scarred. A group of non-profit agencies has brought him and his family to Long Island for treatment by a plastic surgery group.
Aftab Ali Khan would plead guilty to lying to investigators. According to a published report, he’d be sentenced to time served, and be deported to Pakistan.
Aftab Ali Khan of Watertown was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, after two initial hearings were delayed to give his attorney more time to prepare.
A detention hearing was scheduled in Boston on Friday for Aftab Ali Khan, who is charged with immigration fraud and lying to investigators. He is not accused of knowing about or trying to participate in the botched attack.
“I have been trying to join my brothers ever since 9/11 happened. I am planning to wage an attack inside America,” Faisal Shahzad said Tuesday.
Mohammad Younis, 44, was arrested at his home in Centereach Wednesday.