(Fox News) The feds Friday arrested a 22-year-old man whom they say wanted to carry out a lone-wolf terrorist attack in New York City’s fabled tourist destination Times Square.
Federal prosecutors say Ashiqul Alam of Jackson Heights, Queens, was arrested Thursday in an FBI sting after agreeing to purchase, as part of his plan, a pair of 9mm Glock semiautomatic handguns whose serial numbers had been obliterated.
“As alleged, Ashiqul Alam bought illegal weapons as part of his plan to kill law enforcement officers and civilians in a terrorist attack on Times Square,” Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue said. “What he did not know was that he was buying weapons from government agents, who were monitoring his plans and intervening to prevent those plans from escalating into deadly violence.”
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