Associate of Terror Suspect Crashes Car While Followed by FBI

NBCNews New York reports on it’s website that an associate of terror suspect Najibullah Zazi crashed his car Thursday while being followed by the FBI.

Earlier in the day, the FBI again searched the residence of Bosnian immigrant Adis Medunjanin in connection with the ongoing investigation.

Law enforcement sources said that after the search Medunjanin drove off in a car on the Whitestone Expressway and got into an accident with the FBI following close behind.

Prior to the crash, sources say, Medunjanin had called 911 and made a rambling statement.

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According to the new York Times, the FBI had seized Medunjanin’s passport shortly before the accident.

F.B.I. agents on Thursday seized the passport of a Queens man who came under intense scrutiny last year during the investigation of an airport shuttle bus driver who was charged in a Qaeda bomb plot, law enforcement officials and the man’s lawyer said.

About an hour later, a bizarre tableau unfolded as the man, Adis Medunjanin, 25, who was under surveillance by the F.B.I., was involved in a traffic accident while driving near the Whitestone Bridge, perhaps flustered by the surveillance or in an attempt to avoid it, one law enforcement official said. He tried to flee the scene, several people briefed on the matter said, but was captured by the investigators who were following him and later treated for minor injuries at a Queens hospital.

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