Man in Plot to Blow Up NY Fed Reserve Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

Quazi Nafis pleaded guilty in February after a government sting last fall

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    This file photo of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows Federal Reserve police patrolling the building at 33 Liberty St. At inset is the suspect, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis.

    A 22-year-old Bangladeshi man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to terrorism charges for trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York.

    Quazi Nafis was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in February after a government sting operation last fall.

    Fed Reserve Targeted in Van Bomb Plot

    [NY] Suspected Terrorist Arrested for Alleged Plot to Bomb Federal Reserve in NYC
    A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said. News 4's Jonathan Dienst reports.

    Investigators say Nafis selected his target, drove a van loaded with 1,000 pounds of dummy explosives up to the door of the bank, and tried to set off what he thought was a bomb.

    They say he used a cellphone he thought had been rigged as a detonator.

    Terror Plot Suspect's Queens Neighbors Shocked

    [NY] Terror Plot Suspect's Queens Neighbors Shocked
    The terror plot suspect Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis had been living in Queens for the past two months as a transfer student. Neighbors are now reacting to the news. Gus Rosendale reports.

    But it was all fake. It was part of a federal undercover sting operation.

    He told the judge in a letter he was extremely sorry for what he had done.

    Kelly: Terror Suspect Wanted "Mayhem"

    [NY] Ray Kelly: Suspected Terrorist Wanted "Mayhem"
    Police Commissioner Ray Kelly tells reporters Wednesday suspected terrorist 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis "clearly had the intent of creating mayhem" in a bomb plot involving a van outside the Federal Reserve.

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