The FBI has arrested a 23-year old individual from New York – he had reportedly planned to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in the city and also hoped that, as a fallout, the US Presidential elections would be stopped.
His aim was to destroy America.
This has been reported in news.com.au of dated 18th of October 2012.
The individual is 21-year-old and hails from Bangladesh – he claims to have links with the Al Qaeda.
The FBI arrested him from downtown Manhattan following a sting operation - he was given a ‘bomb’ which had already been defused by the FBI and he was taken into custody when he was trying to set it off through remote control using his mobile phone.
It seems he had disclosed his plans to a FBI undercover agent on the 27th of September 2012 and the trap was laid.
He tried to obtain 20 bags of explosives from the FBI undercover agent, whom he took to be an al Qaeda facilitator – the reason for such a huge quantity of explosives was that the gold in the Federal Reserve was kept in a chamber located 25-meters below the ground level.
He had apparently, arrived in the US in January-2012 with the only intention of carrying out a terrorist attack and chose the Federal Reserve – this is the place which stores the largest stockpile of bullion in the world.
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