NEW YORK (WPIX) -- Charges have been filed against a man for a foiled plot to detonate explosives in Times Square, federal sources confirm to PIX11's Anthony DiLorenzo. An arraignment is scheduled for Friday at the federal court in Brooklyn, the source said.
The suspect, who was reportedly taken into custody Thursday, was plotting to throw explosives at people in the tourist destination, according to the Daily News. He was looking to buy grenades, the outlet reports.
Police set up an undercover operation to catch the suspect when he went to purchase the weapons, and sources say he was taken into custody by the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force. The suspect is believed to have been acting alone.
Officials have not released his name and there is no official word yet from the FBI task force.