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Official: Times Square suspect says he acted alone

May 4, 2010 9:13:00 AM - thestate.com
A law enforcement official says the man accused of driving a bomb-laden SUV into Times Square was arrested on board a flight set to leave a New York airport for Dubai.

The official familiar with the investigation tells The Associated Press that Faisal Shahzad (FY'-sul shah-ZAHD') was taken into custody aboard the flight at Kennedy International Airport. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation.

The official says investigators still don't have evidence that Shahzad is connected to the Pakistani Taliban or any foreign terror groups. The official says, "He's claimed to have acted alone, but these are things that have to be investigated."

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

NEW YORK (AP) - A U.S. citizen who had recently returned from a five-month trip to his native Pakistan, where he had a family, was arrested at a New York airport on charges that he drove a bomb-laden SUV meant to cause a fireball in Times Square, federal authorities said.

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