New York to announce details of bomb plot

November 21, 2011 02:23

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will give details on Sunday about the arrest of a man believed to be planning to build and detonate a bomb, the New York Times and CNN reported.

The case was "terror related" but there was no imminent threat because the suspect was under arrest, a law enforcement official said, declining to be identified before the official announcement at 7:30 p.m. (0030 GMT on Monday).

CNN said the man learned how to build a pipe bomb from the al Qaeda online magazine "Inspire" and planned to target soldiers returned from overseas, police and post offices.

The bomb would have worked if the suspect succeeded in assembling it properly, CNN said, citing unnamed sources.

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