By JIM SUHR | AP
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A former college classmate of a Bangladeshi man accused of plotting a car bomb attack on New York City's Federal Reserve says the allegations don't square with the peaceful student he remembers.
Jim Dow says he was shocked to learn of 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis' arrest Wednesday during an FBI terror sting in New York.
Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau says Nafis attended school only last spring. Dow says he had a physics class with Nafis and befriended him, giving the student a ride home twice a week.
Dow says Nafis was "real religious" and never seemed violent.
The university president says the FBI has assured him no one at the campus with more than 800 international students was in danger.
A car crashed into a building on 2nd Avenue and East 4th Street in the East Village on Wednesday morning. At least eight people were injured, three in serious condition, according to FDNY officials.
A car jumped the curb on 2nd Avenue and East 4th Street in the East Village on Wednesday morning injuring eight people. Witnesses say the Nissan was traveling at a high speed before it took out the store front, trees, bicycles, a light post and a fire hydrant.
Riders should anticipate some changes but "near normal" service on the Long Island Rail Road for the morning rush. Crews have been working to repair tracks and switches after Monday's derailment.