Jose Pimentel, the Manhattan man accused of plotting to set off homemade bombs in the city, was indicted today with possession of a weapon and conspiracy in a rare state-level terror case.
Monday's indictment accuses the 27-year-old suspect of the initial terror charges against him, plus attempted weapons possession as a terror crime.
Police say Pimentel is a Dominican-born al-Qaeda sympathizer who was acting independently to build a homemade bomb to try to attack soldiers, police cars and post offices.
When Pimentel was arrested three months ago in his apartment, prosecutors say he was extremely close to finishing a pipe bomb.
Pimentel's lawyers say the act of constructing the bomb was not to commit terrorism.
Pimentel is due to be arraigned in State Supreme Court on March 13.