NYC women arrested on ISIS bomb-making charges update: The terrorism complaint identified the ISIS bomb-making suspects as Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31. The complaint said Velentzas “idolized” Osama Bin Laden and kept photos and videos of the 9/11 mastermind on her cell phone.
Two NYC women were arrested for attempting to aid ISIS by making bombs and weapons of mass destruction, according to a breaking news release by the United States Attorney General. The two New York City women were allegedly “exploring” using the same type of pressure cooker bombs used in the Boston bombing terrorist attack.
The two NYC women are reportedly Queens residents in their 20s and 30s. The NYPD counter-terrorism operation leaders stated that the women accused of building bombs and weapons of mass destruction for ISIS were captured during an undercover investigation. Neither Queens residents nor the public in general were reportedly ever in “danger” by the New York City women attempting to build a homemade bomb to use in a terrorist attack on American soil.
NYPD officials also feel that the two NYC women were browsing ISIS “propaganda” online. Law enforcement officials also believe that the Queens women never had any direct contact with members of the Islamic State. The women were arrested in Queens earlier today and will be arraigned in Brooklyn.
New York City Police Deputy John Miller had this to say about the two women arrested for attempting to build bombs for ISIS.
“What I can confirm is that arrests were made by the JTTF and NYPD in a national security investigation earlier this morning in New York City,” he said. “Unfortunately at this point the complaint is still sealed so anything that has to do with the identities of those arrested or the incident charges in this matter is something that we can’t discuss until that complaint is unsealed.”
The two Queens women reportedly expressed a desire to conduct “violent jihad” and planned on targeting police during the ISIS terrorism attacks.
Check back with the Inquisitr for more details about the two NYC women arrested for attempting to make bombs for ISIS and planning to use weapons of mass destruction on American soil.
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