At a news conference Sunday night, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials announce the arrest of Jose Pimentel. They say the suspect was an al-Qaida sympathizer who planned to target police cars, military personnel and city post offices. Videographer: Handout (Nov. 20, 2011) (November 20, 2011 11:59 PM)
Authorities have arrested a man they called a "lone wolf" al-Qaida sympathizer 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.
The man was identified as Jose Pimentel, 27, of Hamilton Heights, who was inspired by Islamic militant Anwar al-Awlaki, a Yemeni-American cleric who was...
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