City, state honor team that derailed alleged terror plot
NYC mayor gives awards to more than 100
By The Associated Press | May 23, 2009
NEW YORK — Law enforcement agents who helped thwart a suspected New York City terror plot have received special thanks from the city and state.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday awarded certificates to more than 100 detectives, officers and agents from the FBI, NYPD and state police.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the amount of people involved shows the scope of the investigation.
Four men were arrested Wednesday and accused of plotting to blow up synagogues and shoot down military planes at the Air National Guard Base in Newburgh.
They have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction within the United States and conspiracy to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles.
Officials say the FBI monitored the plot every step of the way.