NYPD chief: Terror suspect arrived on student visa

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Pedestrians pass the Federal Reserve Building Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in New York. Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested a Bangladeshi man they said was plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan, just blocks from the World Trade Center site. Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, 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/Frank Franklin II)
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the 21-year-old arrested on charges that he plotted to blow up the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan came to the U.S. on a student visa.

Quazi Nafis was arrested early Wednesday on charges he tried to detonate a fake bomb outside the building.

Kelly says the Bangladeshi man came under the guise of going to school in Missouri but was really plotting an attack.

Authorities tracked him using Facebook and other social media, but the account was taken down Wednesday.

Kelly says the city remains at the top of the terrorist target list.

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