2 Arrested for NYC Terror Plot

'Homegrown radicals' accused of planning attack
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2011 4:55 AM CDT
A New York City police officer with a patrol dog stands guard at Ground Zero.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – Two men believed to have been planning a terrorist attack on New York City were arrested last night. Law enforcement sources describe the men as homegrown radicals of North African descent, the New York Times reports. The arrests were made by the NYPD's Intelligence Division after the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force chose not to become involved with the case, officials say. The Times notes that one official told the FBI it was not a terrorism case.

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