FBI: Terror Plot at JFK Disrupted by Arrests

Jun 2, 2007 12:26pm

Authorities in New York today announced arrests in an ongoing counterterror investigation of a plot to blow up the jet fuel pipeline that runs through John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said. The plot, authorities stress, was not at an operational stage, and the plotters, who included a former airport employee, had no ability to execute it. The investigation, which appears to have been ongoing for at least two years, was brought to a conclusion when one suspect was about to leave jurisdictions where U.S. authorities had the ability to monitor his activities. Sources said the plotters had "indirect" links to overseas terror elements, and the plot had links to Guyana, Trinidad and possibly Germany.

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