The Zazi subway bomb plot would have involved three suicide bombers targeting the trains during rush hour, NYPD police commissioner Ray Kelly confirmed Tuesday.
Kelly added that new information in the case will be released soon. All this after NBCNew York's Jonathan Dienst first reported the terror plot centered on three suicide bombers targeting the subways near Grand Central.
Najibullah Zazi admitted in court Monday to a plot to bomb New York City subways, saying he was recruited by al-Qaida in Pakistan for a "martyrdom plan" against the United States.
The 25-year-old former Denver airport shuttle driver and Afghan native pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and providing material support for a terrorist organization.
When asked by the judge if he was trying to be a martyr, Zazi responded: "Yes, your honor. I have a different explanation to that. To me, it meant that I would sacrifice myself to bring attention to what the United States military was doing to civilians in Afghanistan by sacrificing my soul for the sake of saving other souls."
He admitted that his goal all along had been to detonate an explosive device on the the city's mass transit.
He faces life in prison without parole in a plea deal.
One of the people familiar with the Zazi case told the AP that Zazi decided to offer the information after being warned that his mother could face criminal immigration charges.
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