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Suspect arrested for plotting New York City attack in the name of ISIS

Teen arrested for alleged ISIS plot in Queens

A 19-year-old has been arrested after allegedly texting with undercover agents that he planned an attack in the name of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the New York City borough of Queens. A source familiar with the matter said the suspect, a Queens resident, was allegedly planning a knife attack, CBS News' Pat Milton reports. 

The suspect is scheduled to appear Friday in federal court in Brooklyn, reports CBS New York.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said the 19-year-old, who allegedly texted with undercover agents about his plans, was arrested as part of a "national security investigation." Officials have not released the suspect's name or what his specific target might have been.

The teen was reportedly under constant surveillance by law enforcement, and officials said in a statement that there is currently no public safety issue as a result of the arrest.

CBS New York reports the teen lives in a neighborhood in East Elmhurst, Queens.

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