The Daily Mail – A New York man accused of planning a terror attack in Times Square had Lasik eye surgery in case his glasses fell off . . . and left him unable to shoot at victims.
Police said Ashiqul Alam, 22, charged Friday, a day after he was caught in an undercover sting, bought illegal guns to carry out his plot, and during months of conversations with an undercover FBI agent, he said he wanted to attack law enforcement and civilians.
Authorities said he had the laser eye surgery in April in preparation. “Let’s say we are in an attack, right, say that my glasses fall off. What if I accidentally shoot you?” he is quoted.