New York to announce details of bomb plot

NEW YORK Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:47pm EST

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (C) speaks at a press conference regarding an unannounced raid by the New York City Police Department on the Occupy Wall Street Protests at Zuccotti Park in New York on November 15, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (C) speaks at a press conference regarding an unannounced raid by the New York City Police Department on the Occupy Wall Street Protests at Zuccotti Park in New York on November 15, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Andrew Burton

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will hold a news conference about the arrest of a man who authorities believe was planning to build and detonate a bomb, the New York Times reported Sunday.

The mayor's office announced a joint news conference at 7:30 p.m. with the police commissioner and district attorney.

The suspect, arrested within the past 24 hours, wanted to target government workers, the Times reported, citing a person briefed on the case.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by John O'Callaghan)

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