FBI Arrests Man For Plotting to Bomb Times Square
A man who was planning to bomb Times Square – specifically by throwing explosives at people in New York City’s iconic gathering place – was arrested Thursday.
“The suspect, whose name has not been released, was arrested after the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force — which includes NYPD officers — caught wind of his queries into buying grenades,” according to New York Daily News.
According to the report, the feds are describing the suspect as a “lone wolf,” and said his plans were not part of a larger plot to terrorize the city. Further details remain unavailable.
Two weeks ago, a man was arrested on terrorism charges after he discussed plans to blow up Trump Tower in New York City, and allegedly attempted to provide assistance to Hamas.
Big League Politics reported:
A New Jersey man who discussed blowing up Trump Tower in New York City was arrested on terrorism charges Wednesday.
“The suspect, identified as Jonathan Xie, of Basking Ridge, was arrested Wednesday morning on charges of attempting to provide material support to a designated terror group, making false statements and transmitting a threat of interstate commerce,” according to NBC4. “Though he spoke of the attacks, authorities say there was no specific plot.”
The 20-year-old reportedly sent money abroad to Hamas, a Palestinian terror organization, and also discussed bombing the Israeli Consulate in New York City.
Xie, who tried to enlist in the Army earlier this year and lied on his applications, saying he was not associated with any terrorist organizations, allegedly spoke of his plans on Instagram.
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