Arrest made in thwarted NYC bomb plot

A man who authorities say is sympathetic toward al-Qaida has been arrested for an alleged bomb plot in New York City. According to police, 27-year-old

BROOKLYN - A man who authorities say is sympathetic toward al-Qaida has been arrested for an alleged bomb plot in New York City.

According to police, 27-year-old Jose Pimentel was planning to blow up several locations, including police stations and post offices. They say he lives in Manhattan with his mother, but bought some of his bomb-making materials at a Home Depot in The Bronx.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said yesterday that Pimentel was not supported by a larger al-Qaida group and planned to act on his own. They say he's been on the NYPD's radar for more than two years.

Investigators say that at the time of his arrest, Pimentel was less than an hour away from completing his bombs and starting to carry out his plan.

Pimentel faces several charges, including criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree as a crime of terrorism. He's currently being held without bond.

To see the complete press conference on the alleged bomb plot arrest, tune to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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