The NYPD arrested a homeless man from West Virginia on Saturday for allegedly planting false bombs in Manhattan subways last week.
The suspect, Larry Griffin, placed two pressure cookers wired to look like bombs in the Fulton Street subway station and a third on a busy street near Union Square. He is being held in the Manhattan Detention Complex while he awaits trial for three felony charges, facing up to seven years in prison for each charge.
According to the Wall Street Journal, “The devices prompted authorities to shut down the subway station and surrounding streets while the matter was investigated, delaying the morning commute for thousands.” The NYPD, who circulated and distributed images of the suspect caught on the subway closed-circuit system, arrested Griffin in the Bronx early Saturday morning after investigators were notified of his location by a member of the public. That’s the way a Terrorism case should be investigated. Great job to the NYPD and JTTF.