BREAKING! NYC Man arrested in bomb plot. [WABC-Radio is reporting suspect Jose Pimentel is a convert to Islam]

Jose Pimentel (now CONFIRMED to be a Muslim convert) arrested for what officials believe to be a plot to build and detonate a bomb in New York City with government workers, returning military personnel and elected officials as the target.

(Count on the media to keep calling him “Lone Wolf” rather than the MUSLIM TERRORIST he is)

NEW YORK TIMES  The authorities have arrested a man who law enforcement officials believe was planning to build and detonate a bomb in New York with government workers, returning military personnel and elected officials as the target, a person briefed on the case said on Sunday.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly of the New York Police Department, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. were expected to announce the charges against the man at 7:30 p.m. at a news conference at City Hall. The man was arrested within the last 24 hours.

The defendant in the case, identified as Jose Pimentel, had bought bomb-making materials and “began to build them,” said the person briefed on the case, who added that the Police Department had had the man under surveillance for about a year.

The person briefed on the case described it as a “lone wolf scenario” and said that Mr. Pimentel had been considering a possible array of targets that included government employees, lawmakers and military personnel returning from overseas service.

ABC NEWS  A Muslim convert was arrested today for allegedly making bombs in New York City after a year-long investigation. He spent much of his time on the Internet, according to sources, and regularly visited TrueIslam1, a radical website that describes itself as a “blog setup to educate people about the True Religion of Islam as revealed to the Last Prophet Muhammad.”

UPDATE: Listening to Bloomberg’s press conference now. He says the terrorist was inspired by al-Qaeda and he was a follower of  recently assassinated radical Imam Anwar Awlaki. He was angry about U.S. troops being in Islamic countries.  Ray Kelly, Chief of the NYPD says suspect was committed to jihad against the U.S. and confirms that he is a convert to Islam. Suspect says he wanted to change his name to “OSAMA HUSSEIN” in honor of Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.