"Al-Qaeda Sympathizer" Accused of NYC Bomb Plots

(Bloomberg) Chris Dolmetsch and Henry Goldman - New York prosecutors charged a New York resident, a native of the Dominican Republic, with plotting to bomb government offices and police vehicles as part of an effort to kill federal employees and military personnel. Jose Pimentel, also known as Muhammad Yusuf, who police said was under surveillance for more than a year, was motivated in part by the U.S. government's killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen whose online magazine published bomb-making instructions, prosecutors said. "The suspect was a so-called lone wolf motivated by his own resentment of the presence of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as inspired by al-Qaeda propaganda," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. "He was not part of a larger conspiracy emanating from abroad."

2011-11-21 00:00:00

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