Nightly News | November 21, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Here in New York City a man the NYPD is calling an al-Qaeda sympathizer is behind bars. Twenty-seven -year old Jose Pimentel was arrested in his apartment over the weekend, accused of plotting to blow up police cars, post offices, attack US troops returning from war. Police say he was almost finished building bombs out of cheap materials he bought at Home Depot , among other places. NYPD had him under surveillance for over a year. But tonight there are some questions why the feds, including the FBI , chose not to get involved in this case that the NYPD insists was a serious threat.