Man plots to blow up Federal Reserve


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New York Fed Bomb Plot: FBI Arrest Man
Last Updated 21:06 17/10/2012
The FBI has arrested a man over an alleged plot to blow up the Federal Reserve in New York, it has emerged.

The arrest was confirmed by the FBI, which released a statement about its investigation on Wednesday.

"Attempting to destroy a landmark building and kill or maim untold numbers of innocent bystanders is about as serious as the imagination can conjure," Mary Galligan, the FBI's acting assistant director, said in the statement.

"The defendant faces appropriately severe consequences. It is important to emphasize that the public was never at risk in this case, because two of the defendant's 'accomplices' were actually an FBI source and an FBI undercover agent.

"The FBI continues to place the highest priority on preventing acts of terrorism."