The Aurora apartment where a possible terror suspect, Najibullah Zazi, lives with his parents was searched this afternoon by the FBI as part of an on-going investigation:
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents this afternoon are searching the apartment of an Aurora airport-shuttle driver embroiled in a federal anti-terrorism investigation.
At about 2 p.m. today, four agents arrived at the apartment complex on Smoky Hill Road where 24-year-old Najibullah Zazi lives. More agents — including some with a search dog — local police cars and a white evidence-collection van later followed.
Agents were seen entering the apartment wearing white "clean suits" and purple gloves.
"The FBI has executed a search warrant. Beyond that, I can't comment," said Kathleen Wright, an FBI spokeswoman in Denver.
FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress today he did not believe this investigation posed an imminent threat to Americans but did not elaborate.
According to CBS News 2 in New York, Zazi is suspected to be the leader of an al Qaeda cell, and was attempting to locate bomb-making materials.
UPDATE 9/17/09 7:44 AM CT: The FBI released Zazi after 8 1/2 hours of questioning last night. But he is to return again today for more questioning. His lawyer said he answered all questions but one. His uncle, whose home was also searched questioned why Zazi rented a car and drove to New York City on 9/11.