ABC News' Jake Tapper and Clayton Sandell report: In his continuing effort to thank the law enforcement personnel who stopped alleged terrorist plotter Najibullah Zazi, President Obama on Thursday called the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Denver and spoke to FBI Special Agent in Charge Jim Davis and about thirty of his fellow JTTF members.
Davis tells ABC News the call from the president was a huge boost to morale for agents still working the case.
"I've been doing this for 25 years and I'm not aware of any time the president has ever called the special agent in charge of a field office to communicate his thanks for an investigative effort," Davis said.
Law enforcement officials say that Zazi, 24, an airport shuttle driver at the Denver airport, was part of terrorism bomb plot against New York City. He and two others have been arrested; several other suspects are also being sought in a case that the Obama administration says was the biggest terrorist plot on US soil since 9/11.