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Plea talks under way in NYC pipe-bomb terror case; no firm offer yet, defense attorney says
NEW YORK (AP) ' Prosecutors and defense lawyers say they're in plea negotiations in a rare state-level terror case against a New York City man.
He's charged with building a homemade bomb to try to attack soldiers, police and other government targets.
The Manhattan district attorney's office disclosed the plea talks during a court date Monday in Jose Pimentel's (PIM'-en-telz) case.
Defense lawyer Lori Cohen says prosecutors haven't made any firm offer yet.
Pimentel didn't have to appear for the brief session. He's due back in court March 1.
The 27-year-old is being held without bail on charges including weapons possession and conspiracy as terror crimes.
Authorities say Pimentel is a Dominican-born al-Qaida sympathizer who was making a pipe bomb when he was arrested in November.