Bangladeshi NYC terror suspect pleads 'not guilty'
A Bangladeshi man, who had been accused planning to set off a bomb outside the Federal Reserve in New York, has pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges.
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, was arrested after allegedly trying to leave what he thought was a 1,000lb bomb outside the bank.
The device was a dummy containing parts provided by an undercover agent.
According to the BBC, he is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and providing material support to Al-Qaeda.
Prosecutors accused Nafis of travelling to the US in order to carry out an attack and attempting to recruit people to join a terrorist cell.
According to the report, Nafis arrived in the US on a student visa in January and was living in Queens, New York, before his arrest.
His arrest was the latest in a growing number of high profile "sting" operations run by the FBI and counter-terrorism authorities in the US, the report said.