NEW YORK – Federal agents on Wednesday morning arrested a second person accused of being inspired by ISIS to try to attack New York landmarks, authorities said.
Fareed Mumuni, 21, of Staten Island, appeared in federal court in Brooklyn Wednesday. A magistrate ordered him held without bail. Authorities said that he tried to stab an FBI agent with a kitchen knife when agents were executing a search warrant at his family’s home. Agents found another knife in his mother’s car, according to court documents.
The case against Mumuni unfolded after the arrest of Munther Omar Saleh, a college student from Queens, who was allegedly hoping to attack New York landmarks. The feds pulled over a car that Saleh and another man were in on Tuesday in Queens and took them into custody.