Man arrested in plot to blow up New York Fed
The Federal Reserve Bank in New York was the apparent target of a terror plot, officials said Wednesday.
October 17th, 2012
04:15 PM ET

Man arrested in plot to blow up New York Fed

Federal authorities running a sting operation arrested a 21-year-old man who they say was planning to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in lower Manhattan, officials said Wednesday.

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was arrested after an attempt to detonate what he believed was a 1,000-pound bomb, authorities said Wednesday.

He is expected to make an initial court appearance Wednesday at a federal courthouse in Brooklyn.

Authorities say the public was not in danger because the suspect never acquired the necessary material for a bomb.

The "explosives that he allegedly sought and attempted to use had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement and posed no threat to the public," according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch

He faces charges of "attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda."

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  1. Coqoui101

    Looks like he is from India.

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    • RASHTRIYA SWAYAM SEWAK SHANG (R.S.S.)
    • VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD
    • HINDU MUNNANI
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    October 17, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  2. Brandon Doggett

    This is absurd. If the government knew he was planning to blow up the building ,why was he allowed to attempt to carry out his plan? How did they know he had not aquired the right material to make a bomb? This seems like the government was playing with the American citizens life. What would've happened if he had really aquired the neccessary material? Would the government have takien responsibility if he had been successful? Also, who decides whether or not to tell the Amerocan people. The American people have the right to know when their life is in danger, not after the fact.

    October 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Reply
  3. OffTheWorldPolitics

    Islamic terrorism is not going away under the Obama administration. Clearly it is getting worse...

    Islamofascism awareness week October 22-26.

    October 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply

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