'Lone Wolf' Arrested in Alleged Bomb Plot in NYC

The suspect targeted government workers and military personnel.
2:20 | 11/21/11

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Transcript for 'Lone Wolf' Arrested in Alleged Bomb Plot in NYC
Bomb plot right here in New York City overnight police arrested a man raised in the US who they say. Plan to build and detonate a powerful bomb targeting governor about government workers elected officials. And returning military personnel. ABC's Brian Ross joins us and you have been. Investigation here for us Brian good morning good morning Robin -- seems an unlikely candidate for terrorism a kind of mama's boy whose alleged journey to Jihad. Involve no more than the computer in the kitchen of his mother's New York City apartment. But using common household items including matches sugar and Christmas tree lights. Police say he was able to make a bomb that he very much intended to use. The result would have been devastating. According to police who build a duplicate bonds set it off inside -- compact car. Authorities said 27 year old Jose payment. Will also use the name Mohamed Yusuf. Planned to assassinate US soldiers and Marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The suspect was a so called the lone -- Motivated by his own resentment of the presence of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. As well as inspired by al-Qaeda propaganda. This surveillance photo according to police shows Tim -- building his homemade bomb. Shaving off the tips of matches all based on a recipe in an al-Qaeda online magazine. Entitled make a bomb in the kitchen of your -- He also planned to affix nails of them as additional track. Police said they had been Intel under surveillance and his mother's apartment in New York City for more than a year and -- yeah. Authorities said -- Intel had his own website and YouTube channel called true Islam. It features videos and articles justifying attacks on US army bases police stations and any building where money is being made -- help fund the war. Police said they moved in this weekend because -- and tell by his own later admission. It was only an hour away from said he off his first -- The Mattel is motivated authorities say about the death in September of al-Qaeda recruiter on -- -- killed in Yemen by US airstrike. -- -- may be dead but his ideas remain very much alive Roberts himself and to so close and power away what he said OK Greg thank you.

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