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Police say man discussed detonating explosives in Times Square

(CNN)A man who investigators allege was plotting to kill people in New York's Times Square is being held on weapons charges, accused of buying two illegal pistols from an undercover government agent, federal prosecutors said Friday.Ashiqul Alam, 22, of Queens, was charged in a federal court in Brooklyn with knowingly receiving two firearms with obliterated serial numbers, a criminal complaint reads. He is being held without bail. Alam briefly appeared in Brooklyn federak court Friday for his arraignment, wearing a purple T-shirt, jeans and red and black sneakers. His attorney proposed a bail package that included a $200,000 secured bond to be signed by Alam's parents, who were also in the courtroom. A federal prosecutor argued that there ...