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• In April, Mr. Shahzad contacted the seller of a Nissan Pathfinder after seeing an advertisement posted on a website, later paying the seller $1,300. That same month, he also bought components for the improvised explosive and incendiary devices he loaded into the vehicle.

The indictment accused Mr. Shahzad of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, possession of a firearm during and in relation to a conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempted act of terrorism transcending national boundaries and conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries.

Also, he was charged with attempted use of a destructive device during and in relation to a conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries, transportation of an explosive, conspiracy to transport an explosive, attempted destruction of property by fire and explosive, and conspiracy to destroy property by fire and explosive.

The criminal complaint said the sport utility vehicle contained three full propane gas tanks, two 5-gallon gasoline canisters and several plastic bags containing fertilizer, as well as 152 M-88 fireworks and two alarm clocks.