US arrests second suspect in NYC bomb plot: report
AFPNEW YORK -- A California man arrested on child pornography charges has been linked to the foiled plot by a young Bangladeshi to blow up the New York Federal Reserve, the New York Times reported Friday.
October 20, 2012, 12:06 am TWN
The Times said Howard Willie Carter II was arrested after an FBI agent found 1,000 images and three video files containing child pornography on a laptop and hard drive in the trash near his San Diego apartment.
After tracing the computer back to Carter, investigators found emails on it addressed to “Yaqeen,” a name that had surfaced in the investigation of the bomb plot.
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, was arrested after trying to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb but in fact was a dummy, according to federal prosecutors.
The Times said Carter had been placed under surveillance as early as August, but that officials had waited until after the Nafis arrest to arrest him.