Joint Terrorism Task Force
Marcos Alonso Zea, also known as Ali Zea, of Brentwood is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to provide material support to terrorists, obstruction of justice and more.
The FAA has reported a 17 percent increase in laser attacks for the year in the New York area.
Federal authorities announced Wednesday a high school student from Long Island pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his plans to travel to Yemen to volunteer to fight for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight wanted to build a mobile, remotely operated device that would silently zap unsuspecting targets with lethal doses of X-rays, prosecutors said.
The case has remained unsolved since March 6, 2008, when a person riding 10-speed blue Ross bicycle placed an explosive device at the U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Station, lit a fuse and then fled the scene before the early morning blast.
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. He is currently being held without bail and, if convicted, faces life in prison.
New Jersey officials say a three-month review has found that New York City police did not violate any New Jersey laws when they conducted surveillance of Muslim businesses, mosques and student groups.
The head of the Newark FBI said Wednesday the NYPD’s monitoring of Muslims in New Jersey has had a chilling effect on the feds’ ability to gather counter terrorism intelligence.
Testifying at City Hall recently, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the CIA operative provides his officers “with information, usually coming from perhaps overseas.”