Updated: Thursday, 18 Oct 2012, 12:56 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 18 Oct 2012, 12:55 PM EDT
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- For the thousands who take the train from Connecticut to New York City every day, the latest terrorist plot was on everyone's mind.
Quazi Nafis, a 21-year-old man from Bangladesh, parked a van in front of the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and made a cell phone call he thought would set off a huge bomb. But he'd been tricked by undercover officers, and no bomb was every going to go off.
"It's still in the mindset of people to try to do these things," said Tom Gray of Guilford. "I worked down there during 9/11 so I'm really in tune with these things, and I worry about it a lot."
For all the folks heading to the city, this is an unwelcome reminder that America's enemies are still focused on New York City. But it's also a pleasant reminder that law enforcement is so good at stopping these plots.
"They were there, surprisingly helping it and getting to the point where they could arrest him, so they're clearly on the case," said Kevin Conley of Old Lyme.
"They have agencies in charge and managing those kinds of events," said Ted Taupier of Cromwell.
"And doing a pretty darn good job for the past 11 years, right?"
"They've done a good job security wise," Gray said, "but we can't get soft with it. It really needs to be enforced."
Fortunately, law enforcement is not getting any softer, and so far the wannabe terrorists are not getting any smarter.