Pakistani Officials Arrests 5 Facilitators In Connection to Times Square Bomb Plot
Pakistani authorities arrested a man today in connection with the Times Square bomb plot.
Democrat Faisal Shahzad was arrested last night for attempting to blow up a car on Saturday Night in the heart of New York City.
Faisal Shahzad was arreste with with three other men, one of whom was believed to be his roommate. There was a handgun found in the car they took to the airport.
CNN video, via BreitbartTV:
FOX News reported:
A man has been arrested in Karachi in connection with the investigation of the Times Square bombing attempt, Pakistani intelligence sources told Fox News.
The capture comes after the arrest of a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen, who was minutes away from fleeing the U.S. when his Dubai-bound flight was returned to its gate at New York’s Kennedy Airport and U.S. officials escorted him from the plane, along with two other men.
The suspect, Faisal Shahzad, will appear in court Tuesday to face charges that he tried to set off a massive fireball and kill Americans after parking his car on a street lined with restaurants and Broadway theaters, federal authorities said.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan was handling the case against Shahzad, 30, but has not yet made the charges against him public. FBI agents searched the home at a known address for Shahzad in Bridgeport, Conn., early Tuesday, said agent Kimberly Mertz, who wouldn’t answer questions about the search.
Authorities removed filled plastic bags from the house overnight in a mixed-race, working-class neighborhood of multi-family homes in Connecticut’s largest city. A bomb squad came and went without entering as local police and FBI agents gathered in the cordoned-off street.
Shahzad told authorities last night that he acted alone.
The Montreal Gazette reported:
Shahzad, 30, was due to appear in federal court later on Tuesday to face charges of “driving a car bomb into Times Square on the evening of May 1,” officials said. Had the bomb detonated, many people could have died, experts said.
“He’s admitted to buying the truck, putting the devices together, putting them in the truck, leaving the truck there and leaving the scene,” the law enforcement source told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.
UPDATE: Pakistani officials arrested 5 men connected to the Times Square bomber.