UPDATE: Arrest details and Eric Holder's statement.
Faisal Shahzad, Bush-hater (Photo/Orkut)
There's a suspect in custody.
He's not a Timothy McVeigh type of terrorist. He's a Taliban type of terrorist.
From the Associated Press, in the Chicago Sun-Times:
A law enforcement official says a suspect in last weekend's failed car bomb attack on Times Square has been taken into custody.
The official spoke to The Associated Press early Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation.
The man, according to reports, is Faisal Shahzad, and is thought to be the one who bought the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder that was found loaded with gasoline, propane, fireworks and fertilizer in the heart of Times Square.
Shahzad, according to The New York Times, was arrested at a New York-area airport. Charges against Shahzad, who had returned recently from a trip to Pakistan, were not announced.
More, from 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 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.
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.
It appears to be radical Islam again.
The Pakistani connection is there.