We Caught Him! Bomb Suspect Arrested
Authorities arrested Faisal Shahzad, a suspect in the Times Square failed car bomb attack, at JFK airport last night after he tried to board a flight to Dubai.
You don’t mess with New York – and you certainly don’t try to attack one of the greatest and most populated cities in the U.S., because we will find you… fast. After only 48 hours since the failed car bomb attack occurred in Times Square, the primary suspect has already been arrested and taken into custody.
Faisal Shahzad, 30, a Pakistan-born man from Connecticut thought he could just drive a car bomb into the most-populated area of Manhattan on Saturday night, and then hop a flight to Dubai late Monday night like it was no big deal. What a fool. His flight didn’t even make it off the runway at John F. Kennedy airport before officials ordered the plane to return to the gate, where they promptly arrested Shahzad and two other men who could be linked to the case.
Authorities started tracking Shahzad once they found out he was the one who had purchased the car involved in the car bomb attack off of Craigslist. When they spotted him in the airport seemingly trying to flee the country, they swooped in and caught him. He will be charged in federal court on Tuesday.
And that’s how it’s done ladies and gentleman.
“I hope [the law enforcement officials’] impressive work serves as a lesson to anyone who would do us harm,” said NY Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. We think it certainly does – way to go New York! (NY Times)