PHOENIX — A Tucson man has pleaded not guilty to charges of plotting an attack on a motor vehicle office in metro Phoenix.

Mahin Khan entered the pleas Tuesday to charges of terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism and conspiracy to commit misconduct involving weapons.

Khan is accused of asking a suspected militant for help making a bomb in a plot to blow up a Motor Vehicle Division office in Maricopa County.

Authorities say Khan wrote emails to an alleged Pakistan Taliban member seeking weapons and instructions for a homemade explosive.

Be the first to know

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

It's not clear if Khan was corresponding with an actual member of the group.

Khan will remain jailed pending the outcome of a July 19 bond hearing.

His attorney, Robert Ditsworth, declined to comment on the case outside of court.