Bomb plot suspect’s mom apologizes to NYers; questions arise about feds’ lack of involvement

NEW YORK — The mother of a “lone wolf” accused of plotting to attack police stations and post offices with homemade bombs apologized to New Yorkers on Monday, even as questions arose about why federal authorities — who typically handle terrorism cases — declined to get involved in what city officials called a serious threat.

The mother of Jose Pimentel spoke to reporters outside her upper Manhattan home the day after her son was arraigned in state court on terrorism-related charges.

“I didn’t raise my son in that way,” Carmen Sosa said. “I feel bad about this situation.”
She also praised the New York Police Department, saying, “I think they handled it well.”