Man arrested attempting to buy explosives set for Times Square

Man arrested attempting to buy explosives set for Times Square

A man who allegedly threatened to stage a grenade attack in Times Square was scheduled to appear in federal court Friday after he was arrested in a sting by undercover investigators on weapons-related charges. Ashiqul Alam, 22, a Bangladeshi citizen who is a lawful permanent U.S. resident, was busted after discussing and boasting about his attack plans for months with an undercover investigator.

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TakeThePill 9 months

See, I know he wasn't white, because if he was, this would already be called a hwyte SUPREEEEEEEMIST Nat-zee terror plot.

Danny Mcgrath
Danny Mcgrath 9 months

A 'New York man', who is in fact a Bangladeshi Islamist. NOT from New York.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 9 months

"Ashiqul Alam", typical North American name!

Rational ific
Rational ific 9 months

A Muslim. Surprise surprise.

Alex B
Alex B 9 months

I want a name.

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious 9 months

was he buying them from an undercover? everyone knows you utilize the dark web for explosives, duh...

ConcealCarryProtect 9 months

Grenades? Dude make your own. Glad he got caught though. ijit

Booble Plus
Booble Plus 9 months

clearly they misheard he wants to throw back some grenadine in time square cause ges a realparty juice kinda guy. In all seriousness this man is likely a moderate muslim, prove me wrong.

david dindu
david dindu 9 months

whew. not one of dem dirty NAZIS. just a crazy person

Krešimir Turkalj
Krešimir Turkalj 9 months

New York man, ey? From what I read, there is nothing NY specific about him, except place he intended to strike.

Michael Shields
Michael Shields 9 months

Imagine my shock.

Nuclear Jellyfish
Nuclear Jellyfish 9 months

Man. really. really?

socom2 9 months

He was probably trying to maga.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 9 months

Seems like the dude's got some cultural conflicts going on.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 9 months

Time to ban people from the United States. You can’t have crime if there’s nobody to commit it. Deport literally everyone... #MAGA #ThonkBig

Plumer 9 months

Reminds of a "Melbourne Man" who was chatting up women by bragging about his plans to fly planes I to buildings, he went to jail.

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