From ABC New York:
Federal authorities have arrested two women who were allegedly planning to detonate a bomb in the New York City area after being radicalized by Islamic extremists, according to ABC News.
Authorities say the public was never in danger, as it was all part of a lengthy undercover FBI operation. The women were allegedly looking to build an improvised explosive device, but it's unclear how far along their plan had reached.
The women -- 27-year-old Noelle Velentzas and 31-year-old Asia Siddiqui, roommates in Jamaica, Queens -- were arrested earlier Thursday in New York, and authorities are convinced ISIS propaganda and their alleged online activities contributed to their ultimate shift toward violence.
Sources say Siddiqui "is currently in possession of multiple propane gas tanks, as well as instructions for how to transform propane tanks into explosive devices."