FBI Arrests Man Accused of Being an Accomplice in Federal Reserve Bank Bombing Plot

Steve Neavling

 The Bangladeshi man accused of trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York with what he believed was a real bomb didn’t act alone, authorities said, The New York Times reports.

Described as an accomplice, Howard Willie Carter II, was arrested Wednesday after an FBI agent discovered child pornography on his computer, the New York Times reported, citing a government document.

Perhaps more important to the terror case, authorities found e-mails addressed to “Yaqeen,” which allegedly is the name Carter used in helping plot the attack on the Federal Reserve building with Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, who was charged Wednesday with conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction.

During the FBI investigation, authorities said Nafis confided that he was collaborating with Yaqeen.

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