U.S. Federal Reserve Building: Attack Foiled

Government sting operation nabbed suspect who allegedly attempted to blow up the NYC building.
3:00 | 10/17/12

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This all stems from a sting operation conducted by the FBI terrorist task force in January of this year. A man from Bangladesh in his twenties entered the United States with the intent of committing a terrorist attack is intended target. Was the federal -- and lower Manhattan. The FBI arrested 21 year old quasi Mohammed enough piece this morning downtown. After he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed. Was a bomb but the Federal Reserve Bank on liberty street. -- enforcement is stressing that at no time was the public in any danger because enough -- was under constant monitoring. By undercover FBI agents the Justice Department says that after the feast parked his -- this morning by the Federal Reserve. He walked to a nearby hotel. And recorded a video statement to the public which -- Intended to release in connection with this attack promising not to stop until victory is obtained. The Bangladeshi national believed to have ties to al-Qaeda had used a warehouse to assemble what he thought was a 1000 pound bomb. Inside his van which he drove to the bank with an undercover agent to sporting now. Unknown to -- was that the explosives. Had been rendered in inoperable by law enforcement and posed no threat. The joint terrorism task force arrested not -- -- immediately after he attempted to detonate the inert bomb using a cell phone. The Justice Department says the defendant thought he was striking a blow to the American economy he is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. And attempting to provide material support to al-Qaeda.

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