Najibullah Zazi "has been indicted in the Eastern District of New York "on a charge of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction (explosive bombs) against persons or property in the United States," the Justice Department just announced.
Zazi, 24, is the Colorado man who's been at the center of an expanding investigation into a possible plot to attack transportation hubs.
More as we get it.
Update at 11:15 a.m. ET. In a longer "memorandum of law in support of the government's motion for a permanent order of detention," U.S. Attorney Benton Campbell says that:
-- "Zazi is both a danger to the community and a risk of flight."
-- "Evidence at trial will prove that the defendant conspired with others to detonate improvised explosive devices within the United States."
-- "Zazi received detailed bomb-making instructions in Pakistan, purchased components of improvised explosive devices, and traveled to New York City on September 10, 2009, in furtherance of his criminal plans."
-- "If convicted, the defendant faces up to life imprisonment."
-- "During July and August 2009, Zazi and others associated with Zazi purchased unusually large quantities of hydrogen peroxide and acetone products."
Update at 11 a.m. ET. Here is the indictment document just released by Justice. If you click on the small box in the top right corner you can expand the view:
Zazi Indictment (Scanned)