Counter IED Report
Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in Cranford, Plotting the “Next 9/11” with Two Accomplices
The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.
Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.
The three arrested are Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 19-year-old Canadian citizen; Talha Haroon, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen residing in Pakistan; and Russell Salic, a 37-year-old Philippine citizen, the DOJ said.
El Bahnasawy purchased bomb-making materials and helped secure a cabin within driving distance of the city where he planned to build the explosives, according to the DOJ. Haroon allegedly made plans to travel from Pakistan to New York City to join El Bahnasawy in carrying...