19-year-old arrested in connection with possible ISIS-inspired attack in Queens

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A 19-year-old man has been arrested as part of a national security investigation into a possible ISIS-inspired attack.

According to law enforcement sources, the man exchanged texts with undercover investigators about his interest in conducting a possible knife attack in Queens.

In a statement, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York said, "There is no current public safety issue as a result of the arrest."

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