UPDATED 7:30AM: ‘Shahzad Faisal’ Arrested At JFK For Failed Times Square Car Bomb

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12:10AM EST: [ALL UPDATES BELOW] A man in Connecticut has been taken into custody in connection with the Times Square car bomb case.

No further details have been released about the action which took place just after midnight.

New York police and FBI agents had narrowed their focus on a Pakistani-American — a US citizen — who lives in Connecticut and is believed to have bought online the Nissan Pathfinder that drove into Times Square Saturday night with a bomb.

Investigators know that the man’s name was on an email that was sent to the seller of the SUV last month after they connected on Craigslist, but officials cannot definitively say whether he used his own email or whether someone else sent it from his account.

UPDATE 12:46AM EST: The arrest took place at JFK Airport in New York, while the suspect was trying to board a plane to go overseas. It’s destination was not immediately known, a federal law enforcement official said.

UPDATE 12:55AM EST: A U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent, Shahzad Faisal, was trying to leave the country Monday night at John F Kennedy International Airport when he was picked up by Customs and Border Protection agents, NBC News reported.

UPDATE 7:30AM EST: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Faisal Shahzad, was taken into custody last night around 11:45 p.m. at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Holder says Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, was identified by customs agents while trying to take a flight to Dubai.

(Source: NBC New York)


6 COMMENTS

  1. The West has failed to contain Moslem fundamentalist attackers. Iraq never became the Western democracy they wanted it to be, and as soon as the US takes its foot off their necks its going back to troublemaking again. And Afghanistan the US basically lost. And never got Al Qaeda.

    And now these attacks.

    Obama wants to avoid antagonizing the Moslems as much as possible. Israel holding on to land that the US has always called Arab is expendable.

    Any Israeli administration that thinks otherwise is also expendable. There are realities on the ground that if we don’t recognize we will pay.

    It’s time for Israel to play its trump card: security. We don’t need to demand land because Hashem gave it to Avraham; that’s not going to cut it on the negotiating table. We should instead be demanding security: control over vital defensible borders so that we can defend ourselves against the rising hordes.

    People who think that they can scream and get Salah-e-Din street are not only wrong; they are hurting us by refusing to argue the only real winning argument we have: Security First.

  2. ” . . . the man’s name was on an email that was sent to the seller of the SUV last month after they connected on Craigslist . . .”

    Kol hakavod to NYPD and the FBI for tracking this man down so quickly – of that there is no doubt whatsoever.

    But it does raise an interesting point: any and email, phone call, text message and every other form of electronic communication can be (and is)monitored by the federal authorities.

    More to the point the sender and the recipient of any such message can be traced almost instantly.

    Be careful in expressing your opinions too vigorously, rabossai!

  3. I always buy newspapers at Pakistani newstands because those are the only ones in my neighborhood. I would love to see a picture of this individual. I hope it is not anyone that I know.

  4. he was moments away from take off when custom and border patrol moved in the questioned him and then read him his rights he was on board a plane to DUBAI