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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Jose Pimentel Arrested For Terrorist Plot In NYC

Jose Pimentel Arrested For Terrorist Plot In NYC

Pipe Bomb Builder Planned To Blow Up Police Stations?

By Dell Hill

“A 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.

Cops 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.

According to initial accounts, Jose Pimentel, a loner who lives with his mother in the Bronx, was charged with making pipe bombs.

Officials 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”.

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