Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. law enforcement agents and New York City police raided several locations in New York City as part of a joint terrorism investigation, a police department official said.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by jam321
There is also this thread about a strike in Somalia. Don't know if they are related, but maybe some info was recovered from that strike that initiated the search in NYC?
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who was briefed by FBI officials, said he couldn't discuss much of the case because many of the details were still classified.
"There was nothing imminent, and they are very good now at tracking potentially dangerous actions and this was preventive," Schumer said.
He added that the law enforcement action was unrelated to President Barack Obama's visit Monday to New York. ___
Originally posted by jibeho
For what it is worth... just a bit more info. The address to Congress has everyone baffled.
Separately, federal authorities started briefing a series of senior lawmakers in Congress about the case.
Originally posted by jibeho
If they were under surveillance, why no arrests? Wouldn't they want to hit the residences while the suspects were home? Nothing like gathering physical evidence and statements at the same time. Now these suspects have some time to get their stories straight and to head for the hills.
Something is odd indeed.
The suspected terrorist, described as an ethnic Afghani resident of the Midwest in his 20s — who may have previously lived in Queens — had driven to New York City in recent days and visited multiple apartments in Queens over the weekend, sources said.
Afterwards he returned to the Midwest under surveillance, sources said, and is being monitored as part of an ongoing terrorism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Attorneys Office in Brooklyn.
The Joint Terrorism Task Force executed search warrants on several homes that he visited, including at least one at Parsons Boulevard and 41st Avenue, sources said.
The unidentified man, who sources believe recently traveled to Afghanistan, left New York City yesterday.
Originally posted by Crakeur
not sure of the correlation, if any at all, but I was on the phone with a client a short while back and he tells me to hang on, too noisy. he said fighter jets were racing towards queens. then I saw the news break. odd and a bit scary.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
I get it, 1 million people show up to tell Congress and Obama that
they are chock F.O.S. so they needed a quick "Terror threat" to
get everyone to fall back in line.
Go ahead. Blow stuff up, we don't care anymore and you're still
on your way out! You 've abused the people enough and they've
simply had it with you clowns.
Forget your Congressional retirement package, it won't fit in your
cell at Leavenworth.
Terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror, terror -
Gets boring, don't it? We're not going to allow you to distract us.