Police foiled a massive terror plot in New York that was designed to be “the next 9/11”, officers say.
1 man was arrested in America, 1 in Pakistan and 1 in the Philippines over the plan to detonate bombs in Times Square, in subway stations and shoot concert-goers.
Police on Friday announced charges against Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, 19, a Canadian citizen detained in New York, Talha Haroon, also 19, a US citizen based in Pakistan and Russell Salic, 37, from the Philippines.
“The planned attacks included detonating bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shooting civilians at specific concert venues,” a Department of Justice statement said.
If this alleged planned attack had come off, the loss of life would have been monumental. The fact 3 people have been detained in 3 different countries hints at a global jihadi network. Terrifying.