New York homes raided over suspected al Qaeda link
New York City police and the FBI raided homes in the borough of
Queens early Monday as part of an investigation that has tracked a man
suspected of sympathizing with al Qaeda, officials said.
NYPD and FBI officials provided few details, calling it part of an
ongoing investigation by a joint terrorism task force, but members of US
Congress briefed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation said there was
no imminent danger.
Authorities launched the raids after a suspect they had under
surveillance met with people in Queens, the ethnically diverse borough
across the East River from Manhattan. Neighbours at one apartment
building, described an operation in which heavily armed FBI agents
arrived in unmarked vehicles and stormed the building.