In the last week, the FBI has arrested several men suspected of plotting a deadly attack on the American homeland, including a suspect who had been plotting to bomb the Washington, DC, Metro system.
A federal court filing says that Abdul-Rahman al-Nimr, 26, is suspected of trying to travel to Syria and carry out an attack in New York City.
He also had been planning to join al-Qaeda and had traveled to Turkey and Pakistan.
Al-Namr was arrested at Dulles Airport in Washington on July 10.
A criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia says that in November, 2016, Al-Dawud al-Rashid, an alleged terrorist in New Jersey, was arrested and was cooperating with federal law enforcement.
The complaint alleges that in the fall of 2016, Rashid was in contact with a person identified only as “Qassem” and the two had discussed plans for an attack against the United States.
The two men allegedly had a plan to detonate an explosive device at a military facility in Newburgh, New York, and a military base in Brooklyn.
Rashid allegedly said that the devices would be “bigger than the Boston Marathon bombing” and that the U,S.
government would be in danger.
On July 17, Rashide was arrested after allegedly attempting to detonator explosives on a military vehicle in the Bronx.
Rashide allegedly told authorities that he was in communication with a member of al- Qaeda and that he intended to bomb a gas station in New Orleans and that there would be casualties.
In a July 26 affidavit, the federal government said that Rashide told authorities he was planning to travel overseas to join the Islamic State group.
He was also charged with conspiring to kill government officials, members of the military, military personnel, and members of a federal agency.
The FBI says Rashide has also been charged with participating in the plot to bomb New York’s Times Square.
Rashadim was arrested July 17 in a federal courthouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
A court document filed in Newark, New Brunswick says that Rashad’s alleged co-conspirators “are in direct communication with al-Zarqawi, who in turn is in direct communications with Rashad.”
A court filing filed in New Hampshire on July 19 alleges that Rashid “has provided detailed information about the attacks on the U-S.
and other targets, including the New York Times Square subway, and the potential for an attempt to assassinate President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.”
A federal complaint filed on July 20 in the Northern District of New Jersey says that on July 17 Rashid and Rashad “were communicating with each other in connection with a plot to detonatize a bomb inside the Times Square Metro station.”
Rashid’s co-defendant, who was not charged in the New Jersey case, was charged in Connecticut with conspiring with Rashid to commit terrorism.
Rashida’s arrest was announced after he allegedly sent an email to the New England Patriots’ website that read: “All of the above are reasons for me to make a statement to the media about what is going on.
The people who have been arrested are the same people who we were talking to.
They know exactly what is happening.
They want us dead.”
The FBI said in a statement that “the New York arrests are part of a multiagency investigation to identify, disrupt, and dismantle al-Qa’ida, the Islamic terrorist group, and other terrorist groups and individuals, who we believe have the ability to inflict harm and violence against U.N. and U.C.
N targets and civilians.”