Tag: Joint Terrorism Task Force

Times Square Terror Plot: Inspired by Bin Laden, Man Planned Bombing, Officials Say

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Around the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks last year, Ashiqul Alam voiced his admiration for their mastermind, Osama bin Laden, and said he wanted to carry on Bin Laden’s legacy of violent extremism, court documents said. “He did […]

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Man Arrested After Threatening to Bomb Times Square

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A Queens man who had discussed wanting to throw a hand grenade in Times Square was arrested late Thursday by federal authorities, two law enforcement officials said. The officials characterized the man’s statements as “aspirational” and suggested that he […]

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