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Suspect in Times Square bomb attempt arrested

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A New York City police officer stands watch in Times Square May 3, 2010 in New York City. Published reports this evening say authorities have arrested a suspect in the attempted car bombing in Times Square on May 1. The reports say a U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent was arrested, though the location has been variously reported as on Long Island and at JFK airport. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Attorney General Eric Holder announced last night that federal authorities have picked up a suspect in this weekend’s car-bombing attempt in Times Square. Faisal Shahzad, the Connecticut naturalized citizen who owned the vehicle used in the botched bombing was at Kennedy airport on a plane bound for Dubai. Was the failed bombing part of a larger plot? Are any international terror groups involved? And how are New Yorkers taking the news of this latest brush with terror?

Guests:

Tina Susman, LA Times reporter covering the story from New York

Randy Parson, Los Angeles FBI former Special Agent in charge of counter-terrorism

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