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Officials: 2 men arrested in NYC terror probe

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two men are in custody in an alleged terror plot against a New York City synagogue.

That's what a person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press. The person says the men could face state terrorism charges.

Two law enforcement officials confirmed the arrests; one of the officials says the FBI was consulted about the case and declined to pursue it.

The three people weren't authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

Officials were expected to provide more details later Thursday.

New York City police have been on high alert for threats to the city since the U.S. raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden over a week ago.

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Associated Press writer Jennifer Peltz contributed to this report.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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