NYC Terror Attack Thwarted

FBI officials disclosed to the public today that they had disrupted a plot to attack train tunnels beneath the Hudson River used by thousands of New York City commuters every day. The plot is said to include at least eight people living overseas, including an alleged al-Qaeda operative in Lebanon who has been arrested and charged. “This is a plot that involved martyrdom and explosives and certain of the tubes that connect [New] Jersey and lower Manhattan,” said FBI Assistant Director Mark J. Mershon.

Although it was still only in the planning stages, Mershon called the plot the “real deal.”

Initial reports said that the terrorist targeted the Holland Tunnel, but Mershon said that the group specifically mentioned the PATH train tunnels between New York and New Jersey. The case has been under investigation for almost a year, and was brought down in cooperation with the Lebanese government. (Read the full article) (Read the FBI press release)

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