Bomb plot suspect arrested in NYC

A New York resident has been arrested for planning to bomb targets including police cars and post offices.

Jose Pimentel, 27, was charged with terrorism-related offences, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a news conference in the city. Mr Pimentel was a “lone wolf” inspired by al-Qaeda who also allegedly planned to target US troops returning from abroad, Mr Bloomberg said.

He is alleged to have learned bomb-making from an al-Qaeda magazine. The man, an unemployed US citizen originally from the Dominican Republic, is also known as Muhammad Yusuf and had been under surveillance for at least a year before his arrest.

He has been charged on three terrorism-related counts and two other counts.

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