Report: 'Associate' of New York bomb plot suspect arrested

The man accused of attempting to blow up New York's National Reserve Bank had an associate in San Diego who has been been arrested on possession of child pornography, the New York Post has reported.

Howard Willie Carter II, who was held yesterday, is accused of having email accounts from a listed co-conspirator of Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis on his hard drive, along with a trove of indecent images.

Carter has not received terror charges but is an "associate of Nafis", a law-enforcement source told the newspaper.

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NY 'bomb plot': Man charged

The FBI has said it has thwarted a plot to detonate a 1,000 pound bomb outside the Federal Reserve in New York. A Bangladeshi man, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, has been arrested and charged in a sting operation.