Times Square Bomb Suspect Arrested on Plane Bound for Dubai


Authorities have arrested a Connecticut man believed to be behind Monday's attempted Times Square car bombing. Faisal Shahzad was apprehended while on a plane bound for Dubai at JFK airport, and according to one New York official, Shahzad confessed to the crime but claimed to have acted alone.

Still, the Department of Justice may be seeking additional suspects. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that U.S. authorities "will not rest until we have brought everyone responsible to justice."

"He's claimed to have acted alone, but these are things that have to be investigated," an anonymous official told the Associated Press.

Shahzad, a 30-year-old naturalized American citizen, recently returned to the states after spending five months in his native Pakistan where he had a wife, according to law enforcement officials who spoke with the AP. There is no official word, however, on whether Shahzad is affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban, which claimed responsibility for the attempted bombing in three separate videos.

One neighbor described Shahzad as a family man who kept to himself. "He didn't like to come out during the day," Brenda Thurman told the AP. She went on to say that Shahzad claimed to have had a job on Wall Street, but that his family had left months earlier when their home fell into foreclosure.

Shahzad is due in court on Tuesday, but it is not yet clear what specific charges he will face.


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