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  • **FILE** Pedestrians walk past the Federal Reserve Bank in New York on Oct. 18, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Conflicting images emerge of N.Y. terror suspect

    At the Missouri college where Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis enrolled, a classmate said he often remarked that true Muslims don't believe in violence. That image seemed startlingly at odds with the Bangladesh native's arrest in an FBI sting this week on charges of trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York with what he thought was a 1,000-pound car bomb.

  • This courtroom sketch shows Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, center, and his attorney Heidi Cesare, left, in Brooklyn Federal Court Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in New York. Nafis was arrested in a sting operation Wednesday morning after he parked a van filled with what he believed were explosives outside the building and tried to detonate it in a suicide mission, authorities said. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

    Source: Obama considered as potential target in terror plot

    A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting President Obama and the New York Stock Exchange before settling on a car bomb attack on the Federal Reserve, just blocks from the World Trade Center site, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.

  • **FILE** The building of the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Manhattan is seen here on Aug. 17, 2007. (Associated Press)

    Source: Obama was considered a target in N.Y. terror plot

    The high-ranking U.S. government official who allegedly was considered for assassination during a terrorism plot has been identified as President Obama, a law enforcement official says.

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  • In further conversations, authorities said Mr. Nafis proposed several spots for his attack, including the New York Stock Exchange — and that in a written letter taking responsibility for the Federal Reserve job he was about to carry out, he said he wanted to "destroy America."

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