QUEENS — A Bronx man who was attempting to join the Taliban was grabbed by Customs and Border Patrol officers at Kennedy Airport as he walked the jetway leading to a Qatar Airlines flight Friday, according to a law enforcement source.
The man was “under constant surveillance” by the FBI in a terror investigation, the source said.
QR Flight 704 was supposed to leave JFK at 11:05 a.m., heading to Doha, the capital of Qatar.
The 34-year-old man, who was born in Bangladesh and became a U.S. citizen, never made it on the jet, the source said.
Federal officials have not yet released his name.
FBI agents brought the suspect to their JFK office.
At some point, he will likely be transported to Lower Manhattan for arraignment in federal court. That’s expected to happen today.
The source told PIX11 News the suspect offered no resistance when he was arrested.
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