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4 arrested in plot to bomb NYC temple


NEW YORK (WKOW) -- The men arrested Wednesday in connection with an alleged terror plot to bomb synagogues and shoot military planes with guided missiles are scheduled to appear in court in New York on Thursday.

Following a long-running undercover FBI operation, authorities allege the men had purchased what they believed to be real C4 and surface to air missiles from one of its informants.

When police arrested the suspects, they were allegedly planting the fake explosives around two Jewish synagogues in the Bronx.

At a news conference outside the Bronx temple Thursday, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly quoted one of the men as saying, "If Jews were killed in this attack ... that would be all right."

Authorities say three of the men are from the U.S. and one is a permanent resident from Haiti. All were living in upstate New York.

The investigation began in June 2008 when one of the suspects met an FBI informant and allegedly began discussing his anger over U.S. forces in Afghanistan. In October, the FBI began secretly recording conversations among the men.

The bureau claims things became more intense when the suspect identified and conducted surveillance on specific targets.

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