In court Tuesday, Zazi, with short hair and a beard, was asked if he could identify one of the two men who were committed to killing New Yorkers. He pointed to the defendant and said in a clear voice, “I see Medunjanin.”
“He’s one of us. His job is very important in the Police Department,” officer Wayne Rothschild said of his partner, 6-year-old German Shepard Danz.
Jose Pimentel was behind bars Monday night, being held without bail because, officials say, he had grandiose plans to blow up people and places in the metropolitan area, including the Intrepid Air and Space Museum.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the 27-year-old man was acting as a lone wolf and was taken into custody Saturday. He allegedly was inspired by al-Qaida, although his citizenship was not immediately known.
Kelly said Samir Khan, who was also killed in the attack, had extensive contacts in New York City and published the English language Inspire Magazine, which in its most recent issue identified Grand Central Station as a target.
Mohamed Mahmood Alessa, 21, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 24, accepted a plea deal, admitting they wanted to try to join an Al Qaeda-affiliated group.
City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court says that Abid Naseer can be sent for to the U.S. to stand trial for his alleged role in a terror campaign.
Cuomo addressed the matter in a radio interview Thursday, a day after Attorney General Eric Holder said the Obama administration was close to deciding where to prosecute Khalid Sheik Mohammed.
The attorney general suggested since last spring that a decision was near, telling a House subcommittee in March that he thought the administration was just weeks away from making a determination.
New York Congressman Anthony Weiner had recently sent letters to YouTube, urging it to remove the videos.
“They’re gonna see cars. They’re gonna see bodies,” said Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni.
The New York City Police Department wants to be ready for the next terrorist attack.
The deal would pay first responders anywhere from several thousand to about $2 million, depending on the severity of their illness.
Lawyers for about 10,000 workers tentatively worked out a settlement last spring. It could be worth $625 million to $712.5 million, depending on how many people take the deal.
Abid Naseer appeared by video link from prison Tuesday for a hearing at a London court.