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Man Charged with Lying About Bogus Al Qaeda Plot

A Pakistani man was charged on Monday with lying to the FBI about a bogus al Qaeda plot to attack New York City prompting security measures that snarled traffic in two major tunnels for most of Saturday. Khuram Yousifzai, 23, who lives in New York, was charged with telling authorities on Saturday that al Qaeda was planning to bomb the Lincoln and Holland tunnels within 72 hours. The tunnels connect Manhattan and New Jersey. The complaint, filed in Manhattan federal court, alleged that Yousifzai later admitted that he had concocted the story because he was high on drugs and alcohol and had wanted to be a “big man” and an “FBI agent.” Full Story

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