Sunday, November 20, 2011

NYPD Thwarts New York City Bomb Plot

The New York Police Department has arrested a Dominican man in upper Manhattan for plotting to blow up a police station and to attack returning US troops. The bomb plotter apparently got inspiration from the jihadi website of Anwar al Awlaki.
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 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.
The press conference identified the man as a 27-year old lone wolf, inspired by al Qaeda.

As they say, developing.

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