Transcript for ISIS-Inspired Women Arrested in NYC for Alleged Bomb Plot
And we're just learning about two women under arrest accused of plotting to detonate a bomb in the. In the New York City area are told that the two women were radicalized by ice says. They're expected to appear in court later this afternoon Eyewitness News reporters and you see her alive and FBI have. Manhattan with the breaking details station. Well I can here's what we can tell you ABC news has now learned that two women in their twenty's and 30s were arrested this morning because they believed. They believe they were being radicalized. I prices now the public was never in any danger because this is all part of a lengthy undercover FBI operation this kind of thing. Has actually led to numerous arrest. In recent months but they believed they were being radicalized by ice as they were brought in by the FBI this morning and they were arrested. They will appear in court later today now moments ago this secretary of Homeland Security who was in town on an unrelated events. He didn't speak about this case specifically but he did speak about the online a lore of ice is. And how this really a new front for fighting terrorism here's what he had to say. Homeland Security. Is becoming a matter up hometown. Security. The terrorist threat is more decentralized. More diffuse more complicated. It involves. The potential lone wolf actor it involves effective use of social media and the Internet. Now once again to women arrested earlier today in this specific case we believe there in their twenty's and thirty's source is telling ABC news they were looking to build an improvised explosive device otherwise known as an IED. We don't know how far they got in this process we expect to learn a lot more in Brooklyn in federal court. When they are making their court appearance later this afternoon that for now we are live outside federal plaza in lower Manhattan I'm Stacey Sager channel seven Eyewitness News.
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