Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Suspect Arrested in Times Square Bombing Case

Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani man believed to be connected to the failed Times Square bombing attack this Saturday, was arrested just hours ago while trying to board a plane headed for Dubai.

Here's the rest from the AP/Yahoo!:

NEW YORK – A Pakistani man believed to be the driver of an SUV used as a car bomb in a failed terror attack on Times Square was taken into custody late Monday by FBI agents and local police detectives while trying to leave the country, U.S. officials said.
The suspect, Faisal Shahzad, was identified by customs agents atJohn F. Kennedy International Airport at about 11:45 p.m. Monday and was stopped before boarding an Emirates airlines flight to Dubai, according to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other officials. Shahzad is a naturalized U.S. citizen and had recently returned from a five-month trip to Pakistan, where he had a wife, according to officials who spoke to The Associated Press early Tuesday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation.
Shahzad was being held in New York and couldn't be contacted. He has a Shelton, Conn., address; a phone number listed there wasn't in service. Investigators were searching his home.
The U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District in Manhattan will handle the case and said Shahzad would appear in court Tuesday on formal charges, but those charges were not made public.
Holder said the U.S. "will not rest until we have brought everyone responsible to justice," suggesting additional suspects are being sought.


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