Bronx man, suspected of wanting to join Taliban, pulled from Middle East-bound plane at JFK

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A Bronx man was pulled from a Middle East-bound plane at JFK Airport on Friday after authorities learned the suspect was going to join the Taliban, officials said.

Federal investigators and Port Authority police yanked the man off a Qatar Airways plane at JFK Airport just before takeoff, the New York Daily News reported, citing sources familiar with knowledge of the incident.

Federal authorities pulled a suspected terrorist sympathizer from a plane at JFK Airport on Friday, according to a report. 

Federal authorities pulled a suspected terrorist sympathizer from a plane at JFK Airport on Friday, according to a report.  (ny.gov)

Authorities had flagged the man as a possible terrorist sympathizer who intended to join the Taliban, the Islamic militant group based primarily in Afghanistan.

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The suspect, whose identity was not released, had been under investigation by the FBI before he was pulled from the plane Friday, according to law enforcement sources cited by NBC 4 New York.

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The man was questioned by federal officials and taken to Manhattan federal court. No charges were immediately filed against the suspect.

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