It was the British who first uncovered suspected terrorist Najibullah Zazi’s alleged plot to blow up New York City landmarks and subways in September, according to a British report.

 

The counterterrorism branch of Scotland Yard intercepted an e-mail allegedly sent to Zazi by a senior member of al-Qaida in Pakistan, the Sun newspaper reported.

 

Scotland Yard tipped off American officials, who then allegedly found bomb-making instructions on Zazi’s laptop and explosive residue in his Denver home.

 

Zazi, 24, pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges in Brooklyn Federal Court in September