Terror Plot Suspects Held in NYC

May 13, 2011, 10:09 by R.E. Christian

Prosecutors said two suspects arrested in an alleged plot to attack two New York City synagogues were ordered to appear in court Thursday.

The arrests were made Wednesday night after the two allegedly tried to purchase guns and hand grenades to use in the assault, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

The suspects were described only as being Muslims, possibly from North Africa. ABC said one man was in his 20s, lived in Queens and had previous arrests for drug possession.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly planned a news conference Thursday to discuss the case.

Source: UPI