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2 Men Arrested in NYC Terror Probe -- May Have Targeted Synagogue


NEW YORK (The Blaze/AP) -- A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that two men are in custody in an investigation that may be related to terrorism in New York City.

The official would not give further details about the charges the men face. The official wasn't authorized to speak about the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

The New York Times and WNBC-TV report that the Manhattan District Attorney's Office plans to release further details about the men later Thursday.

According to London's Daily Mail, the men are "homegrown" terrorists who were planning to attack a synagogue:

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack as they tried to buy guns, a grenade and other weapons, it has emerged.

One of the men, understood to be an U.S.-born Muslim from the Queens area of New York, is said to have bragged about his plan to attack a synagogue moments before police swooped.

The man, who is believed to have a record of drugs convictions, was allegedly trying to sell narcotics to finance the weapons purchase.

The men, both said to be 'homegrown' and of North African descent, were intercepted by anti-terror officers in New York late last night, police sources said.

New York City police have been on high alert for threats to the city since the U.S. raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden over a week ago.

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