November 9th, 2010
12:18 PM ET

Accused would-be D.C. metro bomber pleads not guilty

The man accused of attempting to help bomb subway systems in the Washington area pleaded not guilty Tuesday at his arraignment in U.S. District Court.

Farooque Ahmed, 34, is charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization, collecting information to assist in planning a terrorist attack on a transit facility and attempting to
provide material support "to help carry out multiple bombings to cause mass casualties" at Washington Metro stations in the vicinity of the Pentagon.

He was arrested last month at a hotel in Herndon, Virginia, authorities said.

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  1. cesar

    Farooque Ahmed. Poster child for having an abortion. Let's see...either the authorities are stupid, or he is guilty. GUILTY! Go ahead foreign person get an American lawyer, free room and board. On the house, or shall I say on the taxpayers.

    November 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Specs

    Should be guilty, but the Government will let him go with the assistance of the ACLU...claiming his 1st Amendment rights...to 'practice' his/her religion (beating women, and killing 'infidels')...must be sad knowing the American system is weak

    November 10, 2010 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |