Grand jury yet to weigh NY pipe bomb terror case

By JENNIFER PELTZ | January 6, 2012 | 7:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a New York man charged in a pipe bomb terror plot against police and soldiers says the timeframe for a grand jury to weigh in on the case is being extended for a third time while she reviews information from prosecutors.

Jose Pimentel was set to learn Monday whether he'd been indicted in an unusual terror case brought under state instead of federal laws. But defense lawyer Lori Cohen said Friday she and prosecutors have agreed to allow more time before prosecutors take the case to a grand jury.

Cohen says she's looking over information prosecutors provided her about the case but won't elaborate.

The Manhattan district attorney's office has declined to comment.

Pimentel is held without bail. Authorities say his potential targets also included post offices.

A previous lawyer said Pimentel wasn't a threat.