Attempted NY Car Bombing Suspect Has Plead Guilty To Terror Charges
June 21, 2010
Pakistan-born Faisal Shahzad plead guilty to ten charges of terrorism and various weapons charges, after setting an SUV bomb that failed to detonate in NYC early last month.
Calling himself “a Muslim soldier”, Shahzad told the courts that his attempted bombing was a message to the US to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan, in an attack directly related to al Qaeda.
According to court documents, he set three different bombs in an SUV in Times Square, then moved off to the side and waited for an explosion.
After two and a half minutes, he realized the plan had failed and retreated to Grand Central Station, where he took the train home.
He was arrested two days later, after his image was caught on a security camera.
He will be sentenced in October.