Alison Gendar, James Gordon Meek, Rocco Parascandola, Corky Siemaszko and Stephanie Gaskell
New York Daily News
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The Connecticut man accused of plotting to blow up Times Square told investigators he is not connected to a larger terrorist organization, authorities said Tuesday.
“He’s claimed to have acted alone, but these are things that have to be investigated,” a law enforcement official told the Associated Press.
Officials said a disposable cell phone led to the arrest of 30-year-old Faisal Shahzad.
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Law enforcement officials were able to track down Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, by recovering his number from the cell phone of the woman who sold him a Pathfinder SUV just weeks before Saturday night’s failed bomb attempt.
“They were able to basically get one phone number and by running it through a number of databases, figure out who they thought the guy was,” a senior FBI official told Politico.com.
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