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Washington - Failed Car Bomb Attack: Holder, Kelly, FBI, Homeland Security Press Conference [video replay]

Published on: May 4, 2010 02:24 PM
By: AP
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Washington - A Pakistani-born U.S. citizen was hauled off a plane about to fly to the Middle East and will face terrorism charges in the failed attempt to explode a bomb-laden SUV in the heart of Times Square, authorities said Tuesday. One official said he claimed to be acting alone.

Faisal Shahzad has admitted his role in the botched bombing attempt and is talking to investigators, providing them with valuable information, Attorney General Eric Holder said.

Shahzad was on board a Dubai-bound flight that was taxiing away from the gate at Kennedy Airport late Monday when the plane was stopped and FBI agents and New York Police Department detectives took him into custody, law enforcement officials said.

Shahzad, scheduled to appear later Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, will face terrorism and weapons of mass destruction charges, Holder said.

“Based on what we know so far, it is clear that this was a terrorist plot aimed at murdering Americans in one of the busiest places in our country,” he added.

Watch below the full press conference

 



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 May 04, 2010 at 02:34 PM Anonymous Says:

This man almost got away

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 May 04, 2010 at 02:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Wow can u Imagine how close we came to never catching this guy wow. The only question that lingers in my mind is how come in the bush days dident this men have the odacety to try somthing simmler? I have my hunch but I'll wait for the Obama backers to spew there stupidy fourth first

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 May 04, 2010 at 03:01 PM Anonymous Says:

זכות תפלת ישראל במירון בשעה ההוא
על אחינו בני ישראל
זכו אנחנו לנס שלא על פי דרך הטבע
כן אנו מתפללים שהקב"ה ימשיך להגין אותנו מכל צרה וצוקה,
וה' הפיר עצת רשעים לעד ולנצח

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 May 04, 2010 at 03:12 PM Abe Says:

They got so many lucky breaks in this case, and now theyr all standing there and taking credit ! ha ha ha

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 May 04, 2010 at 03:19 PM Anonymous Says:

can someone explain how they got him? I think what they did they checked on individuels from middle eastern national and living in connecticut trying to leave the USA. couldnt be smarter.

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 May 04, 2010 at 03:26 PM Anonymous Says:

this Eric Holder guy is a sad joke.....

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 May 04, 2010 at 03:29 PM Bucherel Says:

They knew about him already before but they special wantd to wait till the plane is taxiing because they wanted to see all the numbers he is gonna call to let them know that he went out of the US safely & that's how they got to know whom to arrest in Pakistan cause they saw all the people he called in those few minutes while the plane was taxiing... So we were NOT so close to loose him!!!

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 May 04, 2010 at 04:16 PM Anonymous Says:

You gotta give some credit where do- in Dubai they only figured out who was involved after they left the country. Here they caught them before they exscaped

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 May 04, 2010 at 04:32 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Wow can u Imagine how close we came to never catching this guy wow. The only question that lingers in my mind is how come in the bush days dident this men have the odacety to try somthing simmler? I have my hunch but I'll wait for the Obama backers to spew there stupidy fourth first

Because they were really afraid to attack us under bush. These suiciders were afraid that bush was going to "kill" them...You're such an idiot!

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 May 04, 2010 at 05:36 PM Anonymous Says:

This man almost got away

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 May 04, 2010 at 07:03 PM not a loser Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Wow can u Imagine how close we came to never catching this guy wow. The only question that lingers in my mind is how come in the bush days dident this men have the odacety to try somthing simmler? I have my hunch but I'll wait for the Obama backers to spew there stupidy fourth first

Let's not get in to the obama discussion now (I'm not a big fan). It has nothing to do with it because you are making sound like these things are happening on a daily basis so stop with the stupidity! Oh and let's not forget 9/11 and who was president then. (again ; I'm not blaming anyone or anything like that but if you are going that way.... ) have a great day!

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 May 05, 2010 at 12:13 AM Liberalism is a Disease!!! Says:

They messed this up really bad but they are trying to cover their backsides. Can anyone tell me why this yuld got thru security? What was the heyliga TSA doing? Making sure that some 90 year old granny wasnt carrying any water thru security? The whole thing is a BIG FAT JOKE as long as they dont admit to themselves WHO the terrorists are. They are not 90 year old grandmothers! They are muslims yemach sh'mom and are generally between certain ages. PROFILE PROFILE PROFILE!

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