War on Terror

Man Arrested in Federal Reserve Bombing Scheme

Sting operation provided him with a fake car bomb


NEW YORK—Federal authorities have arrested a man they say was plotting to attack the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City.

Authorities said the suspect, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, drove a van he believed to be loaded with a 1,000-pound bomb from Long Island to lower Manhattan and placed the van near the Federal Reserve Bank. He then allegedly tried to detonate explosives with a cellphone. He was arrested by the FBI and New York police.