WSJ This Morning Staff
FBI Foils New York Fed Bomb Plot
A Bangladeshi man was arrested Wednesday and charged with trying to detonate a 1,000-pound car bomb outside the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a target he chose in a bid to disrupt the U.S. economy, authorities said. Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was taken into custody in a lower Manhattan hotel room after repeatedly using a cellphone to try to detonate material that he believed was a bomb in a van parked outside the New York Fed, officials said.
Mr. Nafis, who is 21 years old, was held without bail after a brief arraignment Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. He wasnt required to enter a plea, and his attorney declined to comment. He was arrested as part of a Federal Bureau of Investigation sting and is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda.
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