Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Suspect, 30, Arrested at JFK in Times Square SUV Bomb Case | The News is NowPublic.com

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Suspect, 30, Arrested at JFK in Times Square SUV Bomb Case | The News is NowPublic.com


Faisal Shahzad,  30,  US citizen from Pakistan, arrested at New York's JFK International Airport;   to appear in Manhattan court 
A man has been arrested in connection with the failed car-bomb attack in New York City on Saturday evening.
Times Square suspect says he "acted alone"  


Faisal Shahzad, a US citizen of Pakistani origin, is due to appear in a Manhattan court.  He will face charges of driving the bomb into Times Square.  
US Attorney General Eric Holder said Mr Shahzad was detained at John F Kennedy Airport in New York on Monday as he attempted to board a flight to Dubai.
Mr Holder said it was clear the bomb had been intended to kill Americans.
"This investigation is ongoing, as are our attempts to gather useful intelligence, and we continue to pursue a number of leads."
Authorities say it is believed the SUV was recently bought by Bridgeport,  Connecticut resident Shazad.  His home in Bridgeport has been searched,  and several plastic bags of evidence were collected by law enforcement officials.  
The FBI said Mr. Shazad had recently visited Pakistan for a 5 month period,  and they are probing individuals and groups from there who may be involved with the Times Square incident. 
A direct link to the Taliban is still without any supporting evidence. 

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