(NEW YORK) — The father of an admitted terrorist was sentenced Friday for his role in an alleged plot to blow up the New York City subway.
Mohammed Zazi was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison for obstructing authorities investigating his son. In February 2010, Najibullah Zazi pleaded guilty to planning to blow up the New York City subway with homemade explosives he learned to make in Pakistan. Investigators said his father tried to cover up the crime by destroying evidence and lying to detectives.
The son had practiced making bombs in the Denver area before he drove to New York where he learned he was being watched by the FBI.
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