Jose Pimentel Arrested For Terrorist Plot In NYC
Pipe Bomb Builder Planned To Blow Up Police Stations?
By Dell Hill
Dominican with an anti-American grudge and apparent al-Awlaki
connection has been busted for building a bomb in his upper Manhattan
apartment to blow up a police station, sources said Sunday night.
Mayor Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. were expected to discuss details of the alleged terror threat at a City Hall press conference Sunday night.
The suspect had been under surveillance by the NYPD counter-terrorism officers for some time, a source said.
raided his Convent Ave. apartment in upper Manhattan earlier this week
when an NYPD informant tipped them off that the suspect was assembling a
bomb, the source said.
The would-be saboteur has apparently learned to build an explosive through web sites founded by Anwar al—Awlaki, the American-born jihadist cleric killed in September in a CIA-led drone strike in Yemen, the source said.
The suspect was identified through one of the al-Awlaki web sites, where he posted anti-American comments, the source said.
UPDATE: He’s identified as Jose Pimentel, a Muslim convert.
A Muslim convert was arrested today for allegedly making bombs in New York City after a year-long investigation.
to initial accounts, Jose Pimentel, a loner who lives with his mother
in the Bronx, was charged with making pipe bombs.
say Pimentel is apparently a “lone wolf” with no known connection to
any foreign terrorists or local radicalized individuals.
Ray Kelly said he referred to himself as “Osama Hussein”.