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Man Arrested While Trying To Buy Explosives To Attack Times Square


A suspect described as “a lone wolf” was arrested Thursday in connection with a plan to throw explosives at people in New York City’s famed Times Square, according to reports.

The unidentified suspect was taken into custody soon after investigators from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force learned that he was inquiring about buying grenades, the New York Daily News reported.

No information was released about the suspect’s age, nationality or place of residence but he was scheduled to appear in court in Brooklyn on Friday, WCBS-TV in New York City reported.

Authorities do not believe that the suspect is linked to any larger attack against the city, the station reported.

The joint task force includes both FBI and New York Police Department personnel, according to the Daily News.

Times Square, a commercial and entertainment district in the heart of Manhattan that attracts huge numbers of visitors every year, has frequently been linked to terror-related arrests.

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