Family shocked at Bangladeshi's arrest in NY plot

DHAKA, Bangladesh - The Bangladeshi man accused of trying to bomb the Federal Reserve building in New York City was a banker's son from a middle class neighborhood whose family says it was stunned by his arrest.
 
The FBI arrested Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis yesterday morning after he allegedly tried to detonate a fake 1,000-pound car bomb.

It was all part of a sting.

Officials say the defendant earlier sought assurances from an undercover agent posing as an al-Qaida contact that the terrorist group would support the operation.
 
Nafis was in the United States on a student visa and is now being held without bail.
 
His family describes Nafis as a gentle man incapable of such actions.

His father says: "My son can't do it."
 

He called on the Bangladesh government to intervene to get his son back to his home country.


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