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    Terrorist Arrested in Federal Reserve Plot

    The Federal Reserve Building is seen in Lower Manhattan in New York City on February 4, 2009. President Barack Obama was Wednesday set to clamp a half million dollar ceiling on pay for executives of stricken finance firms which take taxpayer bailouts, in a new bid to tame Wall Street excess. AFP PHOTO/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A sting operation in New York City led to the successful arrest Wednesday of a man who was reportedly planning to attack the Federal Reserve building in lower Manhattan, blocks from the World Trade Center site. Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, drove a van that he thought was loaded with explosives and parked it in front of the building, where the FBI and NYPD were waiting to take him into custody. There was never any danger to citizens, officials assure, since “explosives” in the van were inert. Nafis claims to have ties to al Qaeda, and has been ordered held without bail.

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