Canadian fugitive charged in NYC subway plot


NEW YORK (AP) — A Canadian fugitive has been charged in the foiled al-Qaida plot against New York City subways.

Ferid Imam was named in an indictment unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn.

The new court papers allege Imam was part of a conspiracy to attack the subways with suicide bombers in September 2008.

Colorado airport driver Najibullah Zazi and another man have pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. A third man is awaiting trial.

News reports in Canada say Imam vanished from Winnipeg in 2007 and is suspected of hiding out in northwestern Pakistan.

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