Federal Reserve Bomb Plot Suspect Indicted in U.S. Court
What Foreign Terrorism?
Kudos again to the FBI.
A Bangladeshi man who allegedly told a government informant that he sought to wage ‘jihad’ was indicted on two charges related to a plot to bomb the New York Federal Reserve in lower Manhattan.
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, according to the indictment unsealed today in Brooklyn, New York, federal court.
He was arrested in October as part of a sting operation in which government agents helped him plot the would-be attack by supplying him with fake explosives, according to court papers.
Authorities took Nafis into custody after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed to be a 1,000-pound bomb at the bank, located at 33 Liberty Street, just a few blocks from the site of the former twin towers at the World Trade Center, which were destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.