Domestic Terror Suspect Arrested in New York City

Monday, November 21, 2011

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly about alleged 'lone wolf' terrorist Jose Pimentelon. (Mario Tama/Getty)

In a late night press conference Sunday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced New York City police arrested Jose Pimentel, a 27-year-old American citizen, for criminal possession of a weapon as a crime of terrorism, conspiracy and soliciting support for an act of terrorism. Motivated in part by continued U.S. presence in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the death of Yemeni cleric Anwar Awlaki, police arrested Pimentel as he was allegedly building a bomb. Government workers, returning military personnel, and elected officials were among the targets of his intended attacks, according to authorities.

Bob Hennelly, senior reporter for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, gives more details about the arrest.

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