Joint Terrorism Task Force Raids Homes In New York Terror Probe

UPDATE 2:18pm PST: Al Qaeda Suspect Tracked to New York Over the Weekend, Met with Possible Followers

Authorities raided properties in New York City today in an effort that was intended to disrupt the plans of a terror suspect whose travels had been tracked by the FBI, according to an official briefed on the raids.

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UPDATE 1:48pm PST: – 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.

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UPDATE 1:40pm PST: NYPD and FBI, citing ‘activity’ Sunday night, raided the residences in Queens as part of joint anti-terror probe.

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Law enforcement agents have raided several homes in New York City as part of a terrorism probe, and are preparing to brief Congress about the investigation later today. A NYPD spokesman confirms that searches were conducted in the borough of Queens on Monday by agents of a joint terrorism task force.

From Reuters

New York City police are conducting an investigation into suspected terrorism in the borough of Queens, a spokesman said on Monday. “There was activity in Queens last night by the NYPD and the FBI that was part of an ongoing joint terrorism taskforce investigation,” Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said.

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