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New York police arrest 'lone wolf' bomb plot suspect

The Los Angeles Times, 21 November 2011
Publié le : 21 novembre 2011
 Tina Susman 
Reporting from New York A U.S. citizen who learned bomb-making on the Internet and considered changing his name to Osama out of loyalty to Osama bin Laden has been arrested on charges of plotting to blow up post offices and police cars and to kill U.S. troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, authorities said Sunday. Jose Pimentel, 27, a Dominican-born convert to Islam, was on the verge of testing his homemade explosives in a mailbox when he was arrested Saturday in a Manhattan apartment, New York Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said. "We had to act quickly yesterday because he was in fact putting this bomb together," Kelly said at a City Hall news conference with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr. "It would have been not appropriate for us to let him walk out the door with that bomb." Read on...
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