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NYC Raids Homes Looking For Terrorists
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WASHINGTON (Sept. 14) Law enforcement agents raided residences in New York City on Monday as part of a terrorism investigation, and began briefing Congress about the probe.
New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne confirmed that searches were conducted in the borough of Queens by agents of a joint terrorism task force. He would not discuss the matter further.
Separately, federal authorities started briefing a series of senior lawmakers in Congress about the case.
Two U.S. intelligence officials, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly, said the target of any purported attack or who would carry it out remained unclear.
Authorities have not found any weapons ready for use such as a bomb that would indicate an attack was imminent, they said. Nevertheless, one of the officials called the threat very real and emphasized the urgency of the threat.
Another person briefed on the matter, who was not authorized to discuss the case and requested anonymity, said the raids were the result of previous law enforcement surveillance of individuals.
The investigation was continuing.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who was briefed by FBI officials, said he couldn't discuss much of the case because many of the details were still classified.
"There was nothing imminent, and they are very good now at tracking potentially dangerous actions and this was preventive," Schumer said. He added that the law enforcement action was unrelated to President Barack Obama's visit Monday to New York.

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Post Intel Source: Afghan National Admits Al Qaeda Ties 

A Colorado resident of Afghan nationality linked to recent New York raids has admitted ties to Al Qaeda and may have been involved in a terror plot targeting mass transit in NYC.

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Post 3 Charged In NYC Terror Plot 

The men have been charged for lying to FBI officials regarding their knowledge and relationships with each other, and one has been documented leaving the US for a Taliban controlled region within the past year. More charges may follow based on a possible plot to attack a mass transit facility with explosives, with images of New York's Grand Central station being found on one of the suspects' computer.

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Post Complaint Suggests NYPD Tipped Off Terror Suspects 

A criminal complaint against the suspects in a possible mass transit terror plot suggests that NYPD detectives contacted and questioned one of the conspirators and inadvertently alerted them to FBI surveillance of their activities.

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