Federal officials have arrested a suspect that they say was plotting to attack the Federal Reserve's building in New York City, according to a report from NBC 4 News.
Officials arrested Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a 21 year old Bangladeshi national, in downtown New York and charged him with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, and attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda.
Law-enforcement officials said that the plot was a sting operation monitored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York Police Department, and that the public was never at risk.
According to a report issued by federal officials, Nafis drove a van he believed to be loaded with a 1, 000-pound bomb from Long Island to Lower Manhattan. He then placed the van near the Federal Reserve and was then arrested by the FBI and NYPD.