Originally posted by liveandlearn
reply to post by SpaDe_
Hmm, I think it odd that they would tell us at all, let alone tell us they are addressing congress . Who gave that okay, I wonder?
Originally posted by octotom
reply to post by schrodingers dog
Also, when I clicked on your link, only a Dunkin' Donuts ad came up at first. I thought the link was going to be a joke or something.
Originally posted by jam321
One of the men who lives in the apartment, who says he was not a target of the search, says he's a self-employed antique dealer.
"They looking for some powder, some different things for making bombs and different things," resident Assad Niazi said.
In fact, the federal search warrant spelled out all manner of possible bomb-making components, including powders, gels, TNT, and fuses.
"I don't know [the other residents]," Niazi said. "They are roommates - they go to work in the morning, and at night they come back."
He says the place was thoroughly searched, and a kitchen radiator was even dismantled. The resident says papers were removed from the apartment, but he says the other residents were questioned and released.
Just found this.
Law enforcement agents raided residences in New York City on Monday as part of a terrorism investigation, and began briefing Congress about the probe.
New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne confirmed that searches were conducted in the borough of Queens by agents of a joint terrorism task force. He would not discuss the matter further. Separately, federal authorities started briefing a series of senior lawmakers in Congress about the case.
Two U.S. intelligence officials, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly, said the target of any purported attack - or who would carry it out - remained unclear.
Authorities have not found any weapons ready for use - such as a bomb - that would indicate an attack was imminent, they said. Nevertheless, one of the officials called the threat very real and emphasized the urgency of the threat.
Another person briefed on the matter, who was not authorized to discuss the case and requested anonymity, said the raids were the result of previous law enforcement surveillance of individuals. The investigation is continuing.
or in some cases "protesters"