Suspect Says He Trained in Pakistan

Faisal Shahzad tells authorities he studied bomb-making
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2010 3:27 PM CDT
A file photo of Faisal Shahzad.   (AP Photo/

(Newser) – Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad told investigators that he received training on how to make bombs during a 5-month visit to Waziristan, Pakistan, reports the Wall Street Journal. He reportedly got back in February. Authorities say Shahzad continued talking—and, in fact, implicating himself—after being read his Miranda rights.

Shahzad has lived legally in the US for about 11 years, and he became a naturalized citizen last April in Bridgeport, Connecticut, reports the New York Times. He originally came here on a student visa and later stayed on a visa for skilled workers. At one point, he worked as a temporary accountant for cosmetics giant Elizabeth Arden.

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