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Breaking News: Suspect Arrested In NYC Bomb Plot

Via The 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 Kennedy 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.

The authorities began focusing on him after they tracked the vehicle to its previously registered owner in Bridgeport, Conn., who had advertised it for sale on several Web sites. He paid cash, and the sale was handled without any formal paperwork.

The former owner told investigators that it appeared the buyer was of Middle Eastern or Hispanic descent, but could not recall his name. It was unclear how agents from the Joint Terrorist Task Force identified him. Federal authorities provided few details on Monday night about the arrest, the suspect or the scope of any conspiracy in the failed attack.

I am in utter disbelief.

A person of middle eastern origin?

Get outta here!!!

This was all supposed to change when Obama was elected. You know, "hearts and minds?"



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Comments (11)

Lousy Buddhists, always try... (Below threshold)

Lousy Buddhists, always trying to blow up... wait, what?

The Liberal Media, and the ... (Below threshold)

The Liberal Media, and the Left mourn his capture. What it is not a "white male"? It had to be a Christian teabagger. Damn it..Oh well run with the it is America's fault angle. I am sure we can find someone in Pakistan to say we killed one of his friends in a airstrike or something.

Who'd played the 1 to 1 lon... (Below threshold)

Who'd played the 1 to 1 longshot odds that it would be a male of mid-eastern origin? At least you would have broke even.

The Press in NY was having ... (Below threshold)

The Press in NY was having Obamgasims when they had picture of WHITE MALE changing a shirt. The spent most of the weekend saying it was not terrorism, must be a lone wolf and actually rejected statements that foreign terrorist took credit for it.

I await the multiple retractions.

"It wasn't a suicide bo... (Below threshold)

"It wasn't a suicide bomber - not the Muslim MO, but feel free to completely ignore that.

"It's more along the lines of McVeigh - the white "terrorists" don't go in for the whole suicide martyr thing.

Lee Ward - May 3, 2010 12:48 PM

Has he EVER been right about anything?

He set the bomb to protest ... (Below threshold)

He set the bomb to protest New York City's unjust parking laws.

Well Oyster, if we apply hi... (Below threshold)

Well Oyster, if we apply his "logic", this makes Lee a LIAR. And a RAAAAAAAAAACIST.

I ... I am ... loosing my a... (Below threshold)

I ... I am ... loosing my ability to be SHOCKED that a "person of middle eastern origin" could even remotely be associated with this act of terrorism.

Oh btw, Lee, you're still a mental midget in the real world where people with two functioning brain cells can kick your narrow ass to the curb and not break a sweat.

LMAO ....her purse was miss... (Below threshold)

LMAO ....her purse was missing!!! See!! She was robbed!!!

It wasn't a suicide!! So it couldn't be a muslim!!

Does comedy central right for Lee as well as Obama?

Maybe Barry needs to give a... (Below threshold)

Maybe Barry needs to give another speech to the Muslim world.

I'm shocked that a "Joint T... (Below threshold)

I'm shocked that a "Joint Terrorist Task Force" exists in NYC.






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