Nov 20, 2011 8:18 PM by Kirsten Bennett

Al-Qaida sympathizer arrested in bomb plots investigation

NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says an al-Qaida sympathizer who plotted to bomb police and post offices in New York City has been arrested.

Bloomberg announced Sunday the arrest of 27-year-old Jose Pimentel on numerous charges.

Pimentel was arrested Saturday. He is accused of having an explosive substance that he planned to use against others and property to terrorize the public.

The New York Police Department's Intelligence Division was involved in the arrest.


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