Suspect in Custody in NY Car Bomb Attack

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW YORK -- The suspect in the Times Square bomb plot is headed to federal court Tuesday.

U.S. Attorney Eric Holder says authorities stopped Faisal Shahzad at New York's JFK airport before he boarded a flight to Dubai. Formal charges against Shahzad have not been made public.

Shahzad had recently returned from a five-month trip to Pakistan, where he has a wife. He lives in Shelton, Conn. and the FBI says it searched the house and there's no danger to the public.

Law enforcement officials say Shahzad bought a 1993 Nissan Pathfinder from a Connecticut man about three weeks ago and paid cash. On Saturday a street vendor saw the SUV parked at 7th Avenue and 45th Street, smoke pouring from the rear. The vendor alerted police, who found the vehicle packed with explosives.

--More Information Online--

"Bomb Suspect Said To Implicate Himself" - New York Times

"Local Muslims Condemn Car Bomb Attempt" - WNYC

"N.Y. plot brings the politics of terroism to the forefront" - Washington Post

"Politics and Propaganda: Is Pakistan the Next Evil Doer?" - Veterans Today

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