US agents stopped three sympathizers of the Islamic State militant group ISIS. A plot to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and enthusiasm for a plan to attack the subway system, calling it a perfect target in a communication with the undercover agent in May 2016 Mr Haroon. For example, on May 1, 2016, El Bahnasawy sent the UC multiple images of maps of the New York City subway. Three Islamic State group sympathizers plotted to cause bloodshed at New York City concert venues, subway stations and Times Square before was arrested after traveling from Canada to New Jersey in May 2016 to stage the attacks,. WASHINGTON Federal officials on Friday unsealed charges against three men. Three people have been charged with involvement in the planned attacks, which. The United States security forces, in a joint operation with Canada, Pakistan and. He was arrested in May 2016 in New Jersey, where he had rented a cabin within. El Bahnasawy told the undercover FBI agent he wanted to "create the next 911," and in May 2016, sent maps of the New York City subway system with plans for where explosives could be detonated, prosecutors alleged He also asserted. The planned attacks included the detonation of explosive devices in Times Square and the New York City subway system, according to a statement by the Department of Justice One man in the US and two others in Pakistan and.