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NYC terror probe : 2 arrested

2011-05-12 18:03

New York - Two men are in custody in an alleged terror plot against a New York City synagogue.

That's what a person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press. The person says the men could face state terrorism charges.

Two law enforcement officials confirmed the arrests; one of the officials says the FBI was consulted about the case and declined to pursue it.

The three people weren't authorised to speak publicly about the case and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

Officials were expected to provide more details later on Thursday.

New York City police have been on high alert for threats to the city since the US raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden over a week ago.