Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis
Federal prosecutors said the Bangladesh native was in the process of trying to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb packed into a van parked on Liberty Street near the building.
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, apologized, saying ” I no longer support violent Jihad. I deeply and sincerely regret my involvement with this case.”
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Just who is Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, the suspect in the bomb plot targeting the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan? Prosecutors said he formed his plan to attack the U.S. even before he left Bangladesh.
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.
Quazi Nafis was arrested by the FBI Wednesday after making several attempts to detonate a fake 1,000-pound bomb inside a vehicle parked next to the Federal Reserve on Liberty Street, according to a criminal complaint.
Sources said officials want to question several people, including a co-conspirator Nafis talked to about the plot. That person was arrested Wednesday in San Diego on unrelated child porn charges.
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.
While giving the FBI and other law enforcement agencies credit for thwarting a bomb plot against the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the threat of terrorism will be “with us for a long time.”