he FBI has arrested a man in connection with an alleged plot to blow up the Federal Reserve in New York City. A person familiar with the case said the suspect allegedly drove a car carrying a bomb to the building in lower Manhattan, planning to detonate the device. The arrest was the result of a sting operation, and more details are due from the FBI later on Wednesday.
Update: The suspect, a 21-year-old Bangladeshi national who lives in Queens, N.Y., allegedly parked a van filled with what he thought were explosives outside the Federal Reserve on Tuesday, with the intention of detonating them. The "faulty" explosives, says the FBI, had been provided by one of its agents as part of the sting operation.
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