Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was arrested Wednesday in an FBI sting operation. A criminal complaint said he made several attempts to blow up a fake 1,000-pound the bomb inside a vehicle parked next to the Federal Reserve.
Schumer said the student visa Nafis obtained from a Missouri university is legitimate, but said his quick transfer to a university in the city should have raised a red flag.
Bloomberg said this incident should remind New Yorkers to not become complacent.
According to a federal complaint, Quazi Nafis was aware a bomb planted outside the Federal Reserve Bank would likely cause the deaths of many people, including women and children.
Supporters cheered as the lawyer for Nazim Habib and her 19-year-old daughter Nadia announced that an immigration judge would review their case.
Nadia Habib and her mom got a letter from Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 10 stating that they are being deported to Bangladesh next Thursday.
Officials spent the weekend cleaning a school on Long Island after learning of a student there is suspected of having contracted typhoid fever.
A judge on Wednesday upheld hate-crime charges against a college student accused of slashing a taxi driver’s neck in an anti-Muslim attack that amplified concerns about tolerance shortly before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
College student Michael Enright, charged with a hate-fueled attack on a Muslim taxi driver in August, was freed on bail Tuesday.