ARRESTS Made IN PAKISTAN Over Times Square Bombing Attempt
Several people have been arrested in Pakistan, in connection with the attempted Times Square bombing attempt, security sources have said.
This 4x4 was left in Times Square containing petrol cans, fireworks and timers
"We have picked up a few family members" related to Faisal Shahzad, the chief suspect in the failed attack, a security official in Karachi said.
Shahzad, an American man of Pakistani descent, is being held after he was stopped while trying to flee the country, according to officials.
The 30-year-old was attempting to board a plane bound for Dubai at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York, authorities said.
But the law enforcement source said Shahzad denied any ties to radical groups in Pakistan and said he received no help to plan the attack.
"He's admitted to buying the truck, putting the devices together, putting them in the truck, leaving the truck there and leaving the scene," the source said.
"He's claimed to have acted alone. He did admit to all the charges, so to speak."
Forensic CSI officers examine the scene in Times Square
Shahzad recently visited Pakistan for about five months, returning to the US in February, according to the source.
"Based on our collective experience it's hard to really believe that this is something someone would do on their own," the source said.
"It seems hard to pull off alone. There's a lot we don't know yet."
However, the Pakistan embassy has said Shahzad appears to be a lone "disturbed individual".
Emirates Airline revealed US officials took two other people off the Dubai-bound flight.
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