Anti-terror agents swooped down on a residential neighborhood in Queens, NY, today and raided several homes that may have been visited by an al-Qaeda agent over the weekend, law enforcement sources said.
Three days after 9/11, agents with the Joint Terrorism Task Force executed the raids in Flushing, Queens, NY as part of an ongoing investigation into a possible “Al Qaeda associate” who has been under surveillance by the feds, the sources said.
No bombs or other weapons were recovered by the combined FBI and NYPD squad and the raids were not linked to President Obama’s visit to Wall Street, sources said. (Who cares?)
The suspected terrorist, described as an ethnic Afghani resident of the Midwest in his 20s — who may have previously lived in Queens — had driven to New York City in recent days and visited multiple apartments in Queens over the weekend, sources said. Afterwards he returned to the Midwest under surveillance, sources said, and is being monitored as part of an ongoing terrorism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Attorneys Office in Brooklyn.
The Joint Terrorism Task Force executed search warrants on several homes that he visited, including at least one at Parsons Boulevard and 41st Avenue, sources said. The unidentified man, who sources believe recently traveled to Afghanistan, left New York City yesterday.
New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne confirmed that searches were conducted in the borough of Queens by agents of a jointterrorism task force. He would not discuss the matter further.
Two U.S. intelligence officials, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly, said the target of any purported attack – or who would carry it out – remained unclear. Nevertheless, one of the officials called the threat very real and emphasized the urgency of the threat. NY POST
Most of the cab drivers in NYC look like terrorists to me.
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