Feds raid N.Y. apartments after suspected al-Qaida visitor

(JTA) — Two New York City apartments were raided following a visit by a suspected al-Qaida operative.

No arrests were made and no weapons were found in Monday’s  raids, according to The New York Times.

The man suspected of ties to al-Qaida is of Afghan descent and has been under FBI surveillance. He visited the Queens residences over the weekend and returned to his Midwest home, according to reports.

The Times reported that the five men who lived in one of the apartments were all of Afghan descent and came from the same area of Afghanistan. 

The U.S. Justice Department’s Joint Terrorism Task Force carried out the raids. No specific terror plot was identified, according to the Times.
 

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