FBI Makes Arrest in Plot to Bomb Fed Bank
Feds gave him phony bomb in sting
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2012 2:58 PM CDT
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.   (AP Photo/David Karp)

(Newser) – The FBI says it has foiled a plot to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, reports CNN. The story follows a familiar pattern: It was a sting operation, and the suspect was actually dealing with agents from the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force of New York City. They supplied him with what he thought was a car bomb, and he reportedly tried to detonate it outside the bank, reports AP. The suspect is identified as Bangladeshi national Quazi Nafis, 21, and authorities say he came to the US in January to carry out an attack.

"In a written statement intended to claim responsibility for the terrorist bombing of the Federal Reserve Bank on behalf of al-Qaeda, Nafis wrote that he wanted to 'destroy America' and that he believed the most efficient way to accomplish this goal was to target America’s economy," said a Justice Department press release.

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Oct 18, 2012 1:44 PM CDT
What are they going to do when hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans cannot afford their $500, 1/4 cart full of groceries and bring their guns, rocks, and bare hands in an attempt to destroy the Federal Reserve?
Oct 18, 2012 4:53 AM CDT
The only terrorists the Keystone Feds can catch are the ones they've literally created. Bullshit Kabuki budget dance.
Oct 17, 2012 8:19 PM CDT
New York's got the ways and means; but just won't let you be, oh no.