Ahmad Khan Rahimi, the man accused of setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York in September, injuring more than 30 people, sits in court Dec. 20, 2016, in Elizabeth, N.J.
The city has been the target of terror plots more than 20 times since Sept. 11, 2001, including:
1. On Sept. 17, Ahmad Khan Rahimi, an Afghan-born U.S. citizen, was accused of detonating a bomb in Chelsea that injured 30 people. A second bomb did not explode. He was tracked down and arrested following a Sept. 19 shootout with cops in Linden, N.J.
Munther Omar Saleh, 20, a student at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, who is charged with plotting to build a pressure cooker bomb.
2. In June 2015, authorities arrested Munther Saleh of Queens and Fareed Mumuni of Staten Island for plotting pressure-cooker bomb attacks for ISIS. Saleh allegedly looked up information about building a pressure-cooker bomb and looked at pictures of various New York City landmarks and tourist attractions.
3. In April 2015, Queens residents Asia Siddiqui and Noelle Velentzas were charged with conspiracy for reading up on how to build explosives devices, including the car bomb used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and pressure-cooker bombs.
The scene at the corner of W 45th St. and Broadway in the heart of Times Squarewhere a car was found that contained cans of flammable liquid and other explosive devices.
4. The feds busted Raees Alam Qazi and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, Pakistan-born brothers in Florida in November 2012 for plotting to bomb city landmarks including Times Square and Wall Street.
5. Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a native of Bangladesh in the U.S. on a student visa, was arrested in October 2012 as he tried to detonate what he believed was a bomb in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in lower Manhattan.
Police stand in front of the Federal Reserve Bank in October 2012 in New York City. A Bangladeshi national was arrested Wednesday for allegedly plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City.
6. Islam convert Jose Pimentel, of the Dominican Republic, was charged with plotting to detonate bombs in and around New York City in November 2011. He read instructions on how to build a bomb in Al Qaeda’s Inspire magazine.
7. Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistan-American living in Connecticut, tried to detonate a car bomb in Times Square in May 2010. He got terrorist training in Pakistan’s Waziristan region during a trip he made to the country in 2009 and 2010