No bail for NYC bomb-plot suspect

November 21, 2011 - 12:00 AM
NYC Bomb Plot

This police photo shown at a news conference in New York on Sunday, Nov. 20 2011 shows who authorities say is Jose Pimentel making a bomb. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Pimentel, of Manhattan, a 27-year-old U.S. citizen originally from the Dominican Republic, was arrested Saturday for allegedly plotting to bomb police and post offices in New York City as well as U.S. troops returning home. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of plotting to bomb police and post offices in New York City as well as U.S. troops returning home has been denied bail.

Jose Pimentel of Manhattan was arraigned Sunday after city officials announced his arrest Saturday as police say he was in the act of making a bomb and planning to carry out his scheme.

The 27-year-old Pimentel was described by the mayor at a news conference as an "al-Qaida sympathizer" who resented the presence of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and believed in jihad.