Chilling

Terror Plot in the Bronx

Four men attempted to bomb a synagogue in the Bronx Wednesday night—what the Post calls a "mission from hell"—only to be thwarted by the FBI. The men, from Newburgh, NY, planted explosive devices at the Riverdale Temple and Jewish Center just after 9 p.m. One problem: the explosives were fake, supplied by authorities as a part of an elaborate sting operation. The accused men are James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams, and Laguerre Payen. Cromitie told an informant that his parents had lived in Afghanistan and he was angry about the U.S. presence there. The men were apparently also planning to bring down a military plane with a stinger missile.