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2 women arrested in NYC, accused of trying to build bomb

2 women arrested in NYC terrorism case; officials say they were planning to build bomb

2 women arrested in NYC, accused of trying to build bomb

NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of the New York Police Department's counterterrorism operation says two women have been arrested after an undercover investigation determined they were trying to build a homemade bomb.

John Miller says the public was never in danger.

He says there is evidence the women looked at Islamic State group propaganda on the Internet. But authorities say it didn't appear they had direct contact with the group.

The women are expected to appear in federal court later in the day.

Miller declined to discuss further details.


Updated : 2021-09-29 09:13 GMT+08:00