Times Square terror plot suspect is lone wolf from Queens
The suspect arrested for allegedly plotting to detonate explosives in Times Square is a Queens man who acted alone, law-enforcement sources told The Post Friday.
The man, whose name wasn’t immediately released, allegedly spoke about wanting to attack politicians in Washington, DC and New York City but decided on shooting up Times Square, NBC New York reported, citing a senior law enforcement official.
He also allegedly spoke about wanting to use a suicide bomb vest, hand grenades and other explosives, the report said. He took video of the Crossroads of the World and spoke about wanting to attack people there.
The wannabe terrorist, who’d been under surveillance by authorities for some time, was nabbed Thursday while allegedly trying to buy guns with the serial numbers removed.
He was taken into custody by the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
An indictment charging the man will be unsealed later Friday morning ahead of his arraignment in Brooklyn federal court in the afternoon, sources said.
There is no imminent threat to Times Square, according to NBC.
Source: NY Post