Man plotted Times Square grenade attack: Sources

An unidentified man is in federal custody after he asked about buying grenades and discussed possibly detonating them in Times Square, according to law enforcement sources.
1:16 | 06/07/19

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Developing right now federal authorities arrested a man who was planning to throw explosives. At people in Times Square using grenades he's being described as a loan wolf eyewitnesses reported her Waller. Join us live from Times Square with the very latest details good morning to either. And surely in good morning this was all part of a sting operation with agents from the FBI and detectives. From the NYPD. Trying to find this guy who they say wanted to buy explosives and set them off. Right here in Times Square this is a so when it was first broken by the New York Daily News the man has not been identified but according to law enforcement sources. He has been under surveillance by the joint terrorism task force which is made up of NYPD detectives and FBI agents they say he had been asking about buying grenades and even admitted to wait to set them off right here in Times Square we're close to 40000 people walk every single day. Sources also say that he did not pose an imminent threat. And that he was probably a lone wolf but we certainly are gonna find out more about this case and is terror plot. Later today when this suspect appears in court that court appearance. In now Brooklyn federal court reporting live here in times where they're Waller channel seven Eyewitness News.

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