UPDATED: Two women arrested in alleged terrorist bomb plot


Two women suspected of being ISIS sympathizers were arrested Thursday for allegedly plotting to detonate a bomb in New York, Fox News has learned.

An FBI spokesperson confirmed the arrests, but circumstances surrounding the arrests or the alleged plot were not immediately clear. NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller said the arrests were part of a local and federal investigation.

“What I can confirm is that arrests were made by the JTTF and NYPD in a national security investigation earlier this morning in New York City,” he said. “Unfortunately at this point the complaint is still sealed so anything that has to do with the identities of those arrested or the incident charges in this matter is something that we can’t discuss until that complaint is unsealed.”

Local reports said that the public was never in any danger and that the pair was arrested without incident.



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