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Man arrested over plot to attack Times Square
Man arrested after discussing purchasing explosives with the intention of detonating them in New York’s Times Square.
A man has been arrested after he discussed purchasing explosives with the intention of detonating them in New York’s Times Square, a law enforcement source told CNN on Friday.
The suspect expressed interest in buying firearms and grenades, and had talked about killing police and government officials in Times Square, the source said, adding that the man had been under surveillance for some time.
The man, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody Thursday, according to the New York Daily News.
The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force along with the New York Police Department handled the operation to investigate and arrest the man.