The New York Post reported today a source said Adis Medunjanin, who is on the US government's no-fly terror watch list, made a dash yesterday from the home that investigators have been watching for months.
The investigators pursued him, but 25-year-old Medunjanin, a Bosnian immigrant who reportedly accompanied alleged terror bomb plotter Najibullah Zazi on a trip to Pakistan in 2008, sped off down a major freeway.
Earlier in the day, the feds had picked up his passport for reasons that remain unclear, sources said.
Near Manhattan's 20th Avenue, Medunjanin crashed into another car and tried to run away, but FBI agents tackled him, sources said.
"We are getting a disgraceful runaround by law enforcement," said Medunjanin's attorney Robert Gottlieb, who denied his client was on a watchlist.
"He's not a terrorist. If he's on the list, they've got the wrong person," he said.
A source said it was unlikely Medunjanin would be charged with leaving the scene of an accident.