Wall St Journal
May 5, 2010
Faisal Shahzad was losing his Connecticut home to foreclosure, disliked President George W. Bush, and was an almost invisible presence at the American university where he earned two degrees.
Those are some of the details in the still-emerging portrait of the man who authorities say has implicated himself in the botched Times Square bomb plot.
Mr. Shahzad was born in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province, according to Pakistan’s U.S. embassy. He worked at a Connecticut marketing firm until 2009, the same year he became a U.S. citizen.
At the time of his arrest, Mr. Shahzad and his wife, Huma Mian, were facing foreclosure on the compact home of gray vinyl shingles they owned on Long Hill Avenue near the center of Shelton, Conn. He is “financially bankrupt,” said a high-level official briefed on the investigation.
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