‘Lone Wolf’ Caught in New York Terror Plot
Jose Pimentel finds himself in jail today facing bomb-related charges in what police described as a plot to attack police, military personnel and postal facilities.
Police arrested Jose Pimentel, 27, on Sunday at the apartment of a confidential informant in the case when a video camera showed him drilling holes in the pipes that would become the casings for bombs, according to the criminal complaint in the case.
Pimentel allegedly told police he was an hour away from completing his first bomb when he was arrested, according to the complaint.
“Pimentel’s behavior morphed from simply talking about such acts to actions — namely, bomb making,” New York police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
He was arraigned late Sunday night in a New York court on state charges of possession of a bomb for terrorism, conspiracy as a crime of terrorism, soliciting support for a terrorist act, being a felon in possession of a weapon and conspiracy to commit criminal mischief and arson, according to the criminal complaint.