Man Arrested in N.Y.C. Bomb Plot

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) and Commissioner of the New York City Police Department Raymond Kelly speak to the media along with at a news conference to discuss a new terrorist threat on September 8, 2011 in New York City. U.S. officials announced Thursday evening that they have "specific, credible but unconfirmed" information about a potential threat against the United States in the New York and Washington, D.C. area. This threat would be coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    Police arrested a 27-year-old Al Qaeda sympathizer who was planning on building and detonating a bombs targeting New York government facilities. Jose Pimentel, a Manhattanite and U.S. citizen, was targeting soldiers returning home and their families. Pimentel, who has been under surveillance for two years, was arrested for purchasing the materials to make explosives. He is believed to have acted as a “lone wolf,” and he has no connections to international terror groups. The suspect's heroes were Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. In a news conference, Mayor Michael Bloomberg showed a video of a bomb similar to the suspect's blowing up a car.

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