BALTIMORE (WMAR) -
The Bangladeshi man accused for trying to bomb the Federal Reserve building told undercover agents that he considered striking here in Baltimore.
The FBI arrested Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis yesterday after he allegedly attempted to detonate a 1,000 pound fake car bomb.
It was all part of an FBI sting to bring down Nafis.
According to court documents, Nafis had told the undercover operative that a co-conspirator had told him "about a military base in Baltimore with one guard standing outside whom they could attack."
While the exact location of the military base was not released, Nafis then told the agent he wanted to attack more than a single individual and then explained that he wanted "to do something that brothers coming after us can be inspired by us."
At this time officials have no reason to believe that there is any threat in the Baltimore area.
Nafis told the agent that he decided to attack the Federal Reserve bank because he felt that if he targeted America's economy it would be the most efficient way to draw the path of "obliteration of America as well as the path of establishment of Khailapha."
Also in those documents were indications that Nafis had also considered the New York Stock Exchange.
Before parking his vehicle in front of the Federal Reserve, Nafis had the undercover agent record a video statement that was supposed to go out to the public. In that video Nafis stated "We will not stop until we attain victor or martyrdom." While making the video Nafis covered his face, wore sunglasses and disguised his voice.
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