Aurora apartment managers seek to evict terror suspects |

Aurora apartment managers seek to evict terror suspects

Bruce Finley
The Denver Post
FBI agents leave after a raided at the apartment of Najibullah Zazi at the Vistas Apartment Complex at 22959 East Smoky Hill Road in Aurora, Wednesday afternoon, September 16, 2009. Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post

An eviction notice has been posted at the apartment where jailed Aurora airport shuttle driver Najibullah Zazi and his father, targeted in an FBI terrorism probe, lived along with other relatives.

Smoky Hill Road Apartments LLC posted the notice on Tuesday afternoon ordering Afghanistan-born Mohammed Zazi, 53, and others to leave the premises by Oct. 3. – or else face the prospect of a court order removing them.

Mohammed and Najibullah Zazi, 24, have been held since Saturday night in Denver County Jail, facing federal criminal charges of making false statements in a matter involving international terrorism. They are scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday morning.

The eviction notice complicates the anticipated release of Mohammed Zazi on an unsecured $50,000 bond using electronic surveillance. Federal probation officers had said they were poised to check out the apartment to make sure it would be conducive to electronic monitoring.

Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Ken Deal said Mohammed Zazi was not likely to be released prior to Thursday’s hearing. Federal prosecutors are seeking to have Najibullah Zazi held without bail pending the resolution of his case.

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