FBI: Man Arrested For Allegedly Selling Pipe Bombs In Bronx Parking Lot

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested a man for allegedly selling eight makeshift pipe bombs to undercover police officers in a Bronx parking lot, FBI officials said.

The suspect, from Bridgeport, Conn., was allegedly selling the devices from his car parked at a Co-Op city shopping center Thursday afternoon.

A block in Bridgeport was closed as investigators searched his apartment overnight. A state police bomb technician suffered a minor injury when a substance ignited during the search, Reiner said. He would not comment on whether anything was found in the residence.

Sources tell 1010 WINS the devices appear to be homemade explosive devices possibly made from high-end fireworks.

There was no evidence of domestic or international terrorism ties or any radical ideology associated with the investigation, said William Reiner, FBI spokesman in Connecticut.

The suspect, whose name was not released, was expected to be in federal court in New York on Friday.

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  1. Steven says:

    Steven
    There is a reason why that plot didn’t turn into a federal case — the plot didn’t cross state lines. The State has the authority to prosecute. This case crossed state lines, so, therefore, it’s a federal case.

  2. this_makes_no_sense says:

    So the feds want nothing to do with the muslims who want to blow up synagogues, BUT a few homemade pipe bombs, and this is going to federal court.

    1. steven says:

      Steven
      There is a reason why that plot didn’t turn into a federal case — the plot didn’t cross state lines. The State has the authority to prosecute. This case crossed state lines, so, therefore, it’s a federal case.

  3. Alex Edwards says:

    no, through the book at him
    life without parole

    1. Shane Devino says:

      what a waste of taxpayers’ money! just place a bag over his head and gas him and bye bye! quick, easy, and cheap! life without parole = millions of dollars wasted… bed, 3 hot meals, shower, workout facility, tv, medical care, etc

  4. Carlos Liriano says:

    good idea Peter, one less moron, the world will not miss him

  5. Peter says:

    No need for a trial call the bomb squad strap the devise to him and light the fuse.

    1. nycros says:

      Good Idea Peter why support him in jail for the rest of his life

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