The FBI successfully thwarted a terrorist attack on the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan, New York, today. Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a 21-year-old Bangladeshi native, allegedly tried to detonate what he thought was 1,000 pounds of explosives.
This was huge news and carried across every major news network. Interviews with experts and analysts was a key component to their being able to succesfully report us any breaking news.
Here is what happened on Twitter.
One of my favorite Indian restaurants is across street from the Fed, so I'm extra glad this plot was stopped. 1.usa.gov/R4Yn0x
— Peter Kaufman (@inklake) October 17, 2012
Using a weapon of mass destruction to blow up the federal reserve bank in Manhattan!!! Jeez, scary, some real 24 shit.
— Neil Mcskimming (@mcskimming) October 17, 2012
LOL if that guy blew up the Federal Reserve building ehn!
— Ayorinde (@_TheBoombox_) October 17, 2012
Terrorist arrested in New York attempting to blow up federal reserve. Didn't this successfully happen in Die Hard 3?
— Ewhen Nebesniak (@enebesniak) October 17, 2012
A brown guy wanted to blow up the Federal Reserve? Terrorist. Ron Paul wants to do the same thing? #RonPaul2080
— Rebecca(@MlleRebecca) October 17, 2012
there is no terrorist tryin to blow up the federal reserve. the federal reserve is the f*ckin terrorist w/ their greedy ass. lets arrest em!
— Once Upon A Time (@_confucius_say) October 17, 2012
— Lily :) (@Nonchalant_x3) October 17, 2012
Some dude was planning on bombing the Federal Reserve Bank...ppl seriously need to find better things to do with their time #terrorists
— 50 Shades of Jeff (@jeffster7) October 17, 2012
Fucking terrorist paki caught in NY city trying to blow up the federal reserve. #hangem
— matt france (@mjfrance93) October 17, 2012
Federal reserve was attacked in manhattan ?whats up with that?
— YoshiBombSays (@YoshiBombsays) October 17, 2012
What is up with that?
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