4 arrested in plot to bomb NYC temple

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI arrested four men in New York City on Wednesday evening in an alleged plot to detonate a bomb outside a Jewish temple. Officials said the arrests came after a long-running undercover operation that began in Newburgh, N.Y. The names and charges were not immediately known, but authorities said the suspects had planned to detonate a car with plastic explosives outside a temple in the Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale.

The investigation had been under way for about a year.

FBI officials were expected to announce the arrests Wednesday night.

Rep. Peter King of New York, the senior Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, was briefed on the case following the arrests.

"This was a long, well-planned investigation, and it shows how real the threat is from homegrown terrorists," said King.