Man arrested for Terror attack in Times Square

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NEW YORK (CNN) – A man is in custody, accused of planning a Terror Attack in New York’s Times Square.

Police say the 22-year-old suspect Ashiqul-Alam was arrested Thursday and scheduled to appear in Brooklyn courtroom Friday on a gun charge.

Alam –  a Bangladeshi Citizen and lawful permanent U.S. resident is charged with knowingly receiving two pistols with serial numbers scratched off. He discussed plans of an attack for months with an undercover agent, according to court documents.

During meetings, Authorities say Alam spoke about wanting to get a suicide vest and wanting to throw grenades in Times Square to kill people and government officials.

Alam also reportedly praised Osama Bin Laden.

Times Square draws about 380,000 pedestrians a year, according to the Times Square District Management Association.

In 2010, there was another attempted attack there.

Pakistani-Americam Faisal Shahzad tried and failed to set off a vehicle bomb.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.

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