BREAKING: Arrest Made In Times Square Bomb Plot


NEW YORK TIMES: Federal agents and police detectives arrested a Connecticut man, a naturalized United States citizen from Pakistan, early Tuesday in connection with the failed Times Square car bombing, according to people briefed on the investigation. The man, Faisal Shahzad, was believed to have recently bought the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder that was found loaded with gasoline, propane, fireworks and fertilizer in the heart of Times Square, one of the people briefed on the development said. Mr. Shahzad was taken into custody at a New York-area airport, apparently trying to flee, one of the people said. Charges against Mr. Shahzad, who had returned recently from a trip to Pakistan, were not announced. MORE

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Mr. Shahzad was detained at 11:45 p.m. Monday night at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York before an overseas flight. Attorney General Eric Holder said at a news conference early Tuesday morning that Mr. Shahzad was preparing to fly to Dubai. Mr. Shahzad, who was born in Karachi and left Pakistan at an unknown date for the U.S., was back in Pakistan between July and August 2009, Pakistani police and intelligence officials said Tuesday. During that trip he traveled to Peshawar, a gateway town to the tribal areas where the Pakistan army is engaged in a war against the Taliban. MORE

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