AirTalk for May 4, 2010

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.

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?


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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