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November 20, 2011

BREAKING: NYC Announcing Break Up Of Terror Plot

Above the post update:

Bloomberg says the suspect is "an Al Qaeda sympathizer" who planned to bomb police cars, Post Office and troops returning home.

Jose Pimental, 27 from Manhattan, is being described as a lone wolf and not connected to a larger plot.

Pimental is a native of the Dominican Republican who is a US citizen, and a Muslim convert.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is talking about this guy. It sounds like he's been on their radar for awhile (years).

Original Post:
Mayor Bloomberg is going to be doing a presser in moments.

The case was "terror related" but there was no imminent threat because the suspect was under arrest, a law enforcement official said, declining to be identified before the official announcement at 7:30 p.m.

CNN said the man learned how to build a pipe bomb from the al Qaeda online magazine "Inspire" and planned to target soldiers returned from overseas, police and post offices.

The bomb would have worked if the suspect succeeded in assembling it properly, CNN said, citing unnamed sources.


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