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Feds: Man Planned Attack on N.Y. Federal Reserve

October 17, 2012  | 

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday accused a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man of conspiring to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, saying that he tried to detonate what he believed was a 1,000-pound bomb in a van he parked outside the building in Lower Manhattan.

But the entire plot, which began after the man, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, came to the United States in January, unfolded under the surveillance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York Police Department as part of an elaborate sting operation, according to court papers.

Nafis told an FBI informer in July that he had overseas connections to Al Qaeda, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday afternoon in Federal District Court in Brooklyn.

Nafis, the complaint said, had been trying to recruit people to form a terrorist cell and sought out Qaeda contacts to help him carry out an attack. One of the people he tried to recruit was the FBI informer, who later introduced him to an FBI undercover agent, according to the complaint.

Read the full New York Times story.

Tags: FBI, Islamist Terrorists, NYPD, Undercover Investigations


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michael @ 10/18/2012 9:25 PM

I got an idea........Lets STOP letting these AH TERRORISTS come into our county for visits/vacation, obtain a student visa, medical reason etc..... Then if you are caught doing a terrorist act, it should be the death penalty. Are we going to wait for another twin towers to take place before we take action. We have been lucky catching these cowards the last few times, but our luck will run out at some point.

Ann @ 10/19/2012 7:28 AM

I can understand "Michael's (9:25 pm) comments, but you know that will never happen in the USofA. MY question is: What if the "FBI and NYPD" had LOST TRACK of this person they LET IN to do this "Sting Operation?" What would happen then? OPPS, sorry - doesn't cut it! Please stop playing with all these people and keep them OUT of our country! I would like to feel safe (as much as you can these days) in my own country!

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