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A New York man whom authorities say once pondered changing his name to Osama Hussein to honor his personal heroes — Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein — remained jailed Monday on bomb-related charges in what police described as a plot to attack police, military personnel and postal facilities.

Police arrested Jose Pimentel, 27, on Sunday at the apartment of a confidential informant in the case when a video camera showed him drilling holes in the pipes that would become the casings for bombs, according to the criminal complaint in the case.

Pimentel allegedly told police he was an hour away from completing his first bomb when he was arrested, according to the complaint.

“Pimentel’s behavior morphed from simply talking about such acts to actions — namely, bomb making,” New York police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.

Source: CNN

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