Suspected NYC Time Sq Bomber Faisal Shahzad Arrested at JFK Airport

 

An arrest has been made in the NYC Time Square failed bomb attempt.

“They just caught him at the last second”

30 year old Faisal Shahzad was arrested last night at 11 pm at JFK International Airport on board a flight bound for the Arabic Emirate of Dubai. Shahzad was a US naturalized citizen from Pakistan who lived in Connecticut.  He is suspected of purchasing with cash the SUV Pathfinder on Craigslist that was subsequently loaded with explosives and parked in the middle of Time Square in an attempted failed terror bombing plot.

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30 year old terrorism suspect Shahzad arrested at JFK

Shahzad was apprehended aboard Emirates Flight 202. His final destination was Pakistan, a U.S. official said. Shahzad been in Pakistan for several months in 2009, returning in February 2010, the official said.

“It was clear that the intent behind this terrorist act was to kill Americans,” Holder said at a rare middle-of-the-night news conference at the Justice Department to announce the arrest, nearly three hours after Shahzad was pulled from the plane.

AG Holder stated that it was not yet known whether Shahzad coordinated the attack with other domestic or foreign elements.

Great work by the FBI, NYC Police, Connecticut police and the rest. In less than 48 hours the terror plot went from attempted bombing to arrest.

Still, within 48 hours, agents from Customs and Border Protection arrested Shahzad and took him into custody. It was not immediately clear what the charges were or where he was being held — or whether other arrests were imminent. The U.S. attorney’s office in New York said Shahzad will appear in Manhattan federal court Tuesday to be formally charged.

Red State brings up a valid point in all of the descriptions from the MSM and the comments from AG Holder … “What is Missing?” If you guessed the words “Muslim” or “Islam” you win the prize.

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Shahzad’s Bridgeport, CT home searched by FBI

Bomb suspect busted at JFK; Pakistani US citizen ‘trying to flee US’

After the suspect was arrested, his homes were searched. According to reports he owned houses in Bridgeport and Shelton, CT. He was renting the one in Bridgeport while living in the one in Shelton. 

Meanwhile,  FBI agents searched the home at a known address for Shahzad in Bridgeport, Conn., early today. Special Agent Kimberly Mertz said the feds had a court ordered search warrant on the three story clapboard house, but wouldn’t provide details except to confirm the search was related to the faield bomb plot.

Mertz wouldn’t confirm of this was Shazad’s address, but neighbors who were shown a facebook photo of Shazad recognized him as the owner of the house. He’d been renovating for the past 8 months or so — though he didn’t live there, neighbors said.

UPDATE I: Once again we are presented with a Muslim extremist terrorist hell bent on killing innocent Americans. The question now is how much outside foreign involvement did Faisal Shahzad receive?We are glad to see that AG Eric Holder is calling it a terrorist act, now if only the Obama Administration can find it in them self to refer to the suspect as a Muslim/Islamic terrorist. As stated at Hot Air, ABC is reporting that three people close to Shahzad are under investigation for any part they may have played in this plot.

The man was identified as Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized American citizen, who had recently returned from a five-month trip to Pakistan and the city of Peshawar, a known jumping off point for al Qaeda and Taliban recruits.

At a press conference early Monday morning, Attorney General Eric Holder said, “It’s clear that the intent behind this terrorist act was to kill Americans.” He urged America to “remain vigilant.”

UPDATE II: FBI states that cell phones key in Time Square bomber arrest.

UPDATE IV: Faisal Shahzad Tells Investigators he Acted Alone.

Three passengers were removed from Flight EK202 at JFK last night when Shahzad was taken into custody by FBI agents and New York Police Department detectives. However, Faisal Shahzad told investigators that he acted alone and denied any ties to radical groups in his native Pakistan in this past weekends  attempted Time Sq. bombing.



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    13 Responses to “Suspected NYC Time Sq Bomber Faisal Shahzad Arrested at JFK Airport”

    1. Rusty Bridges on May 4th, 2010 8:33 am

      Okay, is it safe to call this one an act of terrorism?

      I just hope they read him his right so he won’t talk and we can bury our heads in the sand so we don’t have to say the “T” word any more until the next attack. Oh, did I say the wrong word for when a “one off” looney misdirects his hatred towords innocent civilians at the urging of all his fellow terrorists, OOPS!

      Freakin’ Napolotino calling this guy “amatuer”, what is she doing, daring the next “one off” to bring a better bomb so the system will work better?

      Bunch of idiots running this country right now.

    2. super dave on May 4th, 2010 9:11 am

      speaking of amatuer, janet nappy, the wooly mammoth of the democratic party has no business
      being involved in the security of our country.
      she made a mess of the Arizona border and Jan
      Brewer had to come along and clean up her mess.
      nappy janet is the very reason that Arizona hasw
      the illegal alien problem now.

    3. Babybear on May 4th, 2010 9:12 am

      Rusty Bridges, exactly right. Just because his name is Mohammed Shazad Mohammed Shazad Zhazad, (I know it isn’t but it might as well be)let us not jump to conclusions about what his reading material directs him to do in order to get to heaven and all of those virgins.

      The leaders of this country are either Moslems themselves or suffering from Stockholm syndrome. If we’re nice to terrorists, they won’t hurt us. Nonsense. Every one of them wants every one of us dead. It is sheer luck that hundreds, perhaps thousands were not killed or injured on Saturday night in Times Square. But we shouldn’t jump to conclusions. Don’t call a spade a spade and don’t call a terrorist a Moslem.

      Bloomberg just said he will not tolerate a backlash against Pakistanis. I don’t think there is much danger of that. The danger is from the Pakistani Jihadists and their ilk. When will these people understand that they want to kill us?

    4. NewGirlBoston on May 4th, 2010 9:14 am

      FAISAL SHAHZAD gets added to this list now:

      More than a DOZEN people with American citizenship or residency, like Shahzad, have been accused in the past two years of supporting or carrying out terrorism attempts on U.S. soil, cases that illustrate the threat of violent extremism from within the U.S.

      Among them are Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, a U.S.-born Army psychiatrist of Palestinian descent, charged with fatally shooting 13 people last year at Fort Hood, Texas; Najibullah Zazi, a Denver-area airport shuttle driver who pleaded guilty in February in a plot to bomb New York subways; and a Pennsylvania woman who authorities say became radicalized online as “Jihad Jane” and plotted to kill a Swedish artist whose work offended Muslims.

      ******** WHAT DO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE GET OUT OF THIS ???********** President Obama has said we need to re-work and upgrade IMMIGRATION REFORM in this Country in the past–but yet he choses to put this off for the remainder of this calendar year since Mid Term elections are approaching. While I can certainly appreciate that Obama has a full plate—WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME, Barack? This needs to be brought to the front of his agenda and should have come before Health Care Reform. Bad choice, I say.

    5. A Texas Grandfather on May 4th, 2010 10:01 am

      Barry himself is a muslim. That is why he will not support targeting these radicals.
      It is time for all muslims in this country to undergo total background checks and deport those who appear to be involved with any form of pushing the muslim jihad.
      All mosques should be fitted with cameras so that the authorities can determine what is going on inside. If this is profiling,so be it. The time to put a stop to these people is now.
      The entire muslim cult has been hijacked by bad people. In my mind it does not qualify as a real religion. It is all about hate and that should not be tolerated in America.

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    7. super dave on May 4th, 2010 11:49 am

      Let’s not forget that Nidal Hassan was on the
      transition team whan obama bought the white
      house.
      he was actually there and was allowed to actually
      give his input on security measures. also had
      conversations with obama. now what does this tell
      you about your president. i think he is hand in
      hand with these pests and is opening the door
      for them .the obama voters really need a reality
      check because they don’t live in the real world.

    8. Brenda in Virginia on May 4th, 2010 2:35 pm

      All this birth certificate stuff. Is it true the reason old Barry doesn’t want it seen is because (a) his BIRTHNAME was Barry and HE had it changed to Obama (I’d not want that know to real American’s either)…OR the fact maybe he was declared a DUEL citzen between America and where ever in Africa his momma-daddy came from? I truly think the fact he removed a “Christian” name and had a “Muslim” name reattached to his title is the main reason. Maybe I’m wrong…probably have been before in life… ;)
      __________
      SM: I bet you it says he is Caucasian on his birth certificate.
      Thats why he does not want any one to see the full one.

    9. wolfgang on May 4th, 2010 3:51 pm

      Isn’t he adorable with a big smile….general population of prision is calling.

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