Archive for Friday, June 18, 2010

Times Square suspect indicted

June 18, 2010


— Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad was charged Thursday with 10 terrorism and weapons counts in an indictment that accuses him of receiving explosives training and financial help from the Pakistani Taliban.

The indictment returned by a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Manhattan added five charges to the original case against Shahzad, 30, and also detailed his alleged financing, saying Shahzad had received $12,000 from the militant group through cash drop-offs in Massachusetts and Long Island. He is accused of plotting to build and detonate a homemade gasoline-and-propane bomb inside a used SUV among thousands of tourists on a Saturday night. He was charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction among several terrorism and weapons counts.

Shahzad was scheduled to enter a plea during an appearance in court Monday.


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