Photo: Jose Pimentel as Long Wolf Terrorist, NYC
Jose Pimentel, 27, a U.S. Citizen from the Dominican Republic has been arrested in New York City as an alleged terror suspect this evening. NYC officials say Pimentel was an Al Qaeda sympathizer with plans to blow up city police cars and cause harm to returning U.S. troops.
Pimentel, a resident of Manhattan, was arrested on Saturday by NYC police without FBI intervention. Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a press conference labeled Pimentel a “long wolf” that didn’t appear to be part of a larger organization. Apparently Pimentel was unhappy with the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Pimentel, who also goes by the name of Muhammad Yusuf, was unemployed and a native of the Dominican Republic. He came to NYPD’s attention as far back as 2009 for his extreme views and has been monitored ever since. Most recently he alleged bought bomb-making material which prompted his arrest.