Quazi Nafis' former classmate stunned to learn of his arrest

5:03 PM, Oct 18, 2012   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

Video: SEMO President addresses terror suspect

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis (AP Graphics)

JIM SUHR, Associated Press

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.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Associated Press

Most Watched Videos