Police: Man claiming to be Islamic State supporter in custody

A man claiming to be an Islamic State supporter has been taken into custody after he told police that he had planted a bomb at an Orange County gas station, according to authorities.

A man claiming to be an Islamic State supporter has been taken into custody after he told police that he had planted a bomb at an Orange County gas station, according to authorities. (10/12/16)

MONROE - A man claiming to be an Islamic State supporter has been taken into custody after he told police that he had planted a bomb at an Orange County gas station, according to authorities.

Monroe police say they stopped a suspicious man walking along Route 17M around 1 a.m. Wednesday. They say the man, Abdurrahman Quadan, of Portland, Oregon, identified himself as Muslim and an "ISIS supporter" and claimed to have planted a bomb at the gas station down the road.

Police shut down a section of Route 17M and state police were called in. Two large plastic bags were found but both were determined to be fakes. Authorities say he also told officers he intended to bomb LaGuardia Airport.

At this point, police don't think Quadan has any ties to this area. He has a preliminarily felony charge of reporting a false incident but additional charges are expected. He is being held at Orange County Jail on $500,000 bail.

Police say the FBI is investigating Quadan's claims and that authorities searched LaGuardia Airport Wednesday morning and found nothing.

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