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The NYPD says Jose Pimentel planned to use (Credit: Charles Eckert)

The NYPD says Jose Pimentel planned to use these components to construct an explosive device. (Nov. 20, 2011)

Jose Pimentel arrested on terrorism charges

New York City authorities have arrested Jose Pimentel and charged him with building bombs in his upper Manhattan apartment to attack post offices, police patrol cars and U.S. military personnel returning from abroad.

Carmen Sosa, the mother of alleged terrorist Jose
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Carmen Sosa, the mother of alleged terrorist Jose Pimentel, speaks to the media in the lobby of the apartment where he was arrested on Saturday. Pimentel was charged with three terrorism-related counts and two other counts, according to court documents. (Nov. 21, 2011)

A file photo of Jose Pimentel in Manhattan
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A file photo of Jose Pimentel in Manhattan Criminal Court on Nov. 20, 2011.

Suspect Jose Pimentel in Manhattan Criminal Court. (Nov.
(Credit: Pool photo / Jefferson Siegel)

Suspect Jose Pimentel in Manhattan Criminal Court. (Nov. 20, 2011)

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Jose Pimentel, who is accused of terrorism-related charges,
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Jose Pimentel, who is accused of terrorism-related charges, appears in Manhattan Criminal Court. (Nov. 20, 2011)

The NYPD says Jose Pimentel planned to use
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The NYPD says Jose Pimentel planned to use these components to construct an explosive device. (Nov. 20, 2011)

New York City officials say they arrested Jose
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New York City officials say they arrested Jose Pimentel of Washington Heights on terrorism-related charges.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly holds pieces
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New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly holds pieces of a pipe bomb that he says were confiscated from a suspect that officials described as "lone wolf" terrorist Jose Pimentel. (Nov. 20, 2011)

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly displays components of what
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Police Commissioner Ray Kelly displays components of what he describes as the pipe bomb that Jose Pimentel put together. (Nov. 20, 2011)

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NYPD Commissioner for Intelligence David Cohen at a
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NYPD Commissioner for Intelligence David Cohen at a news conference Sunday where it was announced that Jose Pimentel was arrested on terrorism charges. (Nov. 20, 2011)

Officials watch a video of an explosion in
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Officials watch a video of an explosion in a car that officials say was caused by a bomb similar to the one Jose Pimentel allegedly planned to build. (Nov. 20, 2011)

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly holds pieces of the
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly holds pieces of the pipe bomb that New York officials say Jose Pimentel was planning to use against targets in the city. (Nov. 20, 2011)

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