September 1, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI arrested four men in New York City on
Wednesday evening in an alleged plot to detonate a bomb outside a
Officials told The Associated Press the arrests came after a
long-running undercover operation that began in Newburgh, N.Y.
The names and charges were not immediately known, but
authorities said the suspects had planned to detonate a car with
plastic explosives outside a temple in the Bronx neighborhood of
The investigation had been under way for about a year.
FBI officials were expected to announce the arrests Wednesday
Rep. Peter King of New York, the senior Republican on the House
Homeland Security Committee, was briefed on the case following the
"This was a long, well-planned investigation, and it shows how
real the threat is from homegrown terrorists," said King.