The FBI has insisted that the public were never at risk from the attempted bombing of the New York Federal Reserve Bank in New York:
"Attempting to destroy a landmark building and kill or maim untold numbers of innocent bystanders is about as serious as the imagination can conjure.
The defendant faces appropriately severe consequences.
It is important to emphasize that the public was never at risk in this case, because two of the defendant’s ‘accomplices’ were actually an FBI source and an FBI undercover agent.
The FBI continues to place the highest priority on preventing acts of terrorism.