Tuesday, May 4

Faisal Shahzad Arrested: Failed NYC Car Bombing

Suspect "Faisal Shahzad" in a failed bombing in Manhattan's Times Square in a failed car bomb attempt was arrested at midnight on Monday trying to board a Dubai-bound flight at JFK Airport, according to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Tuesday.

A Pakistan-born naturalized U.S. citizen of Long Hill Avenue in Shelton, Ct., "Faisal Shahzad" was accused of driving the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder loaded with a propane-and-gasoline bomb into Times Square on Saturday, May 1.

In a news conference in Washington, the holder reported that "Mr. Shahzad, an American citizen, was taken into custody at JFK Airport in New York as he attempted to board a flight to Dubai.".

He added that the intent of the attack was "to kill Americans," "This investigation is ongoing, it is multi-faceted, and it is aggressive." "As we move forward, we will focus on not just holding those responsible for it accountable, but also on obtaining any intelligence about terrorist organizations overseas."

As further statement, Faisal Shahzad was due to appear in Manhattan federal court Tuesday.

Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old who recently returned from a five-month trip to Pakistan, reportedly bought the Pathfinder with $100 bills from a 19-year-old female college student from Bridgeport, Ct.

Peggy Colas arranged to meet Shahzad through the listings website Craiglist a week before the failed bombing attempt. The alleged terrorist was said to have paid $1,300 for the vehicle.

According to New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Raymond Kelly, part of the probe was centered on two people captured on film leaving Times Square late Saturday,

It was caught on security camera walking away from the green Nissan Pathfinder that had been left in the teeming tourist area with a large but misfiring bomb inside.

According to Raymond Kelly, the man "Faisal Shahzad" looked about in a "furtive" manner, and removed one layer of upper clothing.

The Nissan sport utility vehicle and its rudimentary bomb consisting of timers, wires, fireworks, gasoline, propane tanks and fertilizer as per Police investigation.


Pakistani militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban is the only group to claim responsibility for Saturday's failed bombing.
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