Transcript for Federal Reserve Terror Plot: Bangladeshi Man Arrested in NY
We begin with the terrorist's plot in new york. A 21-year-old man from bangladesh has been arrested in a sting operation, after trying to detonate a car bomb. Pierre thomas has the latest. Reporter:... See More
We begin with the terrorist's plot in new york. A 21-year-old man from bangladesh has been arrested in a sting operation, after trying to detonate a car bomb. Pierre thomas has the latest. Reporter: Good morning, george. The fbi says there's no doubt the man was hell-bent on causing a massacre blocks away from the world trade center. The target, the financial district, just off wall street. To blow up the federal reserve building. The fbi says quazi mohammad rezwanul ahsan nafis was planning to kill hundreds, as he parked a van that he thought was full of 1,000 pounds of explosives. They say he got out of the van, walked a short distance away to this hotel and dialed a cell phone number he thought would detonate the car bomb. But the bomb was a fake. It was a sting. And the fbi put him in handcuffs. He gets a student visa under the pretexts of being a student at a college in missouri. And he comes here with the avowed purpose of committing some sort of jihad here in the united states. Ahsan nafis had arrived last january. The fbi sent an undercover operative to meet nafis after posting claims on the internet. He claimed to be al qaeda. The fbi said it quickly made clear he wanted to commit an attack. He allegedly discussed assassinating president obama. According to the fbi, the suspect planned to kill women and children in cold blood. In the name of osama bin laden.
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