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Al Qaeda Magazine Calls For Car Bombings In U.S., Specifically In NYC

The latest edition of al Qaeda’s English language online magazine labels urges its readers to attack the United States with car bombs and includes a photo of Times Square.

03/19/2014

Jose Pimentel appears in a courtroom in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)

Jose Pimentel Pleads Guilty In NYC Pipe Bomb Terrorism Plot

Jose Pimentel entered the plea Wednesday to attempted criminal possession of a weapon as a crime of terrorism. It was less than a week before his scheduled trial in a rare state-level terrorism case.

02/19/2014

FILE -- Terrorism suspect Jose Pimentel appears in Manhattan Criminal Court. (credit: Getty Images)

Prosecutors Seek To Protect Witnesses’ Identities In Jose Pimentel Terrorism Trial

Prosecutors want to keep testimony of three key witnesses out of public view at the trial of a New York man charged with plotting terror attacks with homemade bombs.

01/29/2014

Suspected "lone wolf" terrorist Jose Pimentel at a November court hearing. (credit: CBS 2)

Pimentel Pleads Not Guilty In NYC Terror Bomb Plot

Jose Pimentel appeared Tuesday in a Manhattan courthouse. He’s facing charges including weapons possession and conspiracy as terror crimes, brought under a rarely used state terror law.

03/13/2012

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Under Pressure To Investigate NYPD Over Muslim Spying

Jose Pimentel, Samir Khan and Faisal Shahzad might not be household names, but the NYPD says its undercover work in the Muslim community kept them from blowing up your households.

02/27/2012

Suspected "lone wolf" terrorist Jose Pimentel at a November court hearing. (credit: CBS 2)

Plea Talks Afoot In Jose Pimentel Pipe Bomb Case

Prosecutors and defense lawyers are in plea negotiations in a rare state-level terror case against a man charged with building a homemade bomb to try to attack soldiers, police and other government targets, both sides said Monday.

01/09/2012

Jose Pimentel, Carmen Sosa (CBS 2)

Mother Of Suspected ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorist Apologizes To City

“I want to apologize to the city,” Carmen Sosa said. “I love New York and I’ve been here since 1987. I’m very disappointed by what my son is doing.

11/21/2011

Photo released by officials of suspected terror suspect Jose Pimentel. (Credit: Kristen Artz/Flick/NYCMayorsOffice)

Sources: Terror Suspect Wanted To Blow Up A Bomb On The USS Intrepid

Jose Pimentel was behind bars Monday night, being held without bail because, officials say, he had grandiose plans to blow up people and places in the metropolitan area, including the Intrepid Air and Space Museum.

11/21/2011

Jose Pimentel, right, with his lawyer Joseph Zablocki (credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Bayonne Police Station On Alleged ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorist’s Hit List

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it is no surprise that a so-called “al-Qaida sympathizer” would want to target New York City because in his words it’s “so iconic” but among 27-year-old Jose Pimentel’s alleged hit list was the Bayonne police headquarters.

11/21/2011

Bloomberg, Kelly announce terror arrest (credit: CBS 2)

Terror Suspect Allegedly Plotted Bombings Against U.S. Troops, NYC Sites

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the 27-year-old man was acting as a lone wolf and was taken into custody Saturday. He allegedly was inspired by al-Qaida, although his citizenship was not immediately known.

11/20/2011