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How he nearly got away: The security failings that allowed Times Square bombing suspect to board flight to Dubai

UK Daily Mail [1]
May 5, 2010

The Pakistani-American who has confessed to trying to blow up a car bomb in New York’s Times Square was only caught ‘at the last second’, authorities have admitted.

In scenes that could have come straight from a Hollywood film, Faisal Shahzad managed to give authorities the slip and board a flight out of the U.S.

He was actually belted into his seat, the Emirates flight to Dubai on the runway waiting for take-off, when federal agents managed to stop the plane.

Despite the best efforts of highly trained investigators armed with the most advanced technology in the world, two simple security failings appear to have allowed Shahzad to come within minutes of escape.

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