December 9, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City officials say two Americans bought
guns and a grenade and wanted to carry out a terror plot against a
New York synagogue.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says one of the suspects also
expressed interest in bombing the Empire State Building.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the two suspects plotted to bomb a
"major synagogue" in Manhattan and bought several weapons and a
hand grenade from an undercover officer.
The men were charged under state terror laws. They are Americans
of Algerian and Moroccan descent.
New York City police have been on high alert for potential threats to the city since the U.S. raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden over a week ago.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the suspects have no known connection to al-Qaida.
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