Mayor Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. were expected to discuss details of the alleged terror threat at a City Hall press conference Sunday night.The press conference identified the man as a 27-year old lone wolf, inspired by al Qaeda.
The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, had been under surveillance by the NYPD counter-terrorism officers for some time, a source said.
Cops raided his Convent Ave. apartment in upper Manhattan earlier this week when an NYPD informant tipped them off that the suspect was assembling a bomb, the source said.
The would-be saboteur has apparently learned to build an explosive through web sites founded by Anwar al—Awlaki, the American-born jihadist cleric killed in September in a CIA-led drone strike in Yemen, the source said.
The suspect was identified through one of the al-Awlaki web sites, where he posted anti-American comments, the source said.
As they say, developing.