June 6, 2019 in New York history

πŸ“ On This Day πŸ“

2 years ago on June 6th, 2019

A 22-year-old Queens man was arrested for planning an attack on Times Square

Ashiqul Alam, a resident of Jackson Heights, had been under surveillance and had expressed his intent to attack a public area to an undercover officer. In January 2019, Alam took video of Times Square to identify targets. He initially mentioned using a suicide vest, grenades, or an AR-15 rifle, but by March 2019 he was interested in purchasing two Glock handguns. He was arrested on June 6, 2019 after attempting to purchase the guns from another undercover agent.


References:

⏰ AGBC Rewind ⏰

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Photos from Airship "Eureka"'s visit to NYC

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🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia


🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 98Β°F in 1925
Record Low: 47Β°F in 1945


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