Bombing Suspect Approached Through Facebook

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The FBI nabbed a suspected terrorist in part by using Facebook, interacting with him on the site as he allegedly plotted to set off a bomb in New York.

According to a court document found by Mashable, an FBI source used Facebook to communicate with Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a 21-year-old Bangladeshi citizen in the U.S. on a student visa. Those interactions helped lead to his arrest Wednesday as Nafis tried to detonate a fake car bomb near the New York Federal Reserve. Nafis is believed to have connections with Al-Qaeda.