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NYC mayor: Manhattan man arrested in bomb plot

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NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday an al-Qaida sympathizer who plotted to bomb police and post offices in New York City has been arrested on numerous charges.

At a news conference, Bloomberg announced the arrest of 27-year-old Jose Pimentel on Saturday. Pimentel is accused of having an explosive substance that he planned to use against others and property to terrorize the public.

The charges include conspiracy, first-degree criminal possession of a weapon as a crime of terrorism, and soliciting support for a terrorist act.

Pimentel lives in Manhattan, and is a U.S. citizen. He is originally from the Dominican Republic.

The New York Police Department's Intelligence Division was involved in the arrest.


Associated Press writer Colleen Long contributed to this report from New York. AP writer Samantha Gross contributed to this report.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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