The aim? To blow up the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and the New York subway system.
The alleged villain? A Pakistani neuroscientist educated at MIT allied with Al Qaeda. According to the Daily News, she:
had a list of New York landmarks, recipes for a witches’ brew of chemical weapons and glass bottles filled with mysterious liquids in her purse. Law enforcement officials believe they have “the most significant capture” in the fight against terrorism in five years: Aafia Siddiqui, a 36-year-old MIT graduate arrested in Afghanistan last month for trying to shoot American agents and officers.