Man Arrested in DC Plot Attack

10/27/2010 02:39 PM ET

Man Arrested in DC Plot Attack - A Virginia man who believed he was trying to help al Qaeda plan bombings at Washington area Metrorail stations was arrested on Wednesday, the Justice Department said.

Farooque Ahmed, 34, of Ashburn, was taken into custody early in the morning, the department said in a statement.

“Officials emphasized that at no time was the public in danger during this investigation and that the FBI was aware of Ahmed’s activities from before the alleged attempt began and closely monitored his activities until his arrest,” it said.

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