Shahzad, who had been the subject of a huge manhunt, almost made it out of the country on a Emirates flight to Dubai, with a planned connection onward to Pakistan, according to the officials.
“He appeared real close to getting away,” one federal official said. “The plane was buttoned up. Backed away from the jetway.”
Authorities said that despite the manhunt, his passport had not been flagged and he was able to buy a ticket with cash and clear airport security.
“notified the Department of Homeland Security and the rest of the federal government that they got a last minute request for a purchase- a one way purchase in cash – from an individual who wanted to go to Dubai. Those are all red flags. The airline said to the FBI and others this is suspicious and in fact, a short time later, the man was found on the plane and apprehended.”
Orr also report there was a fully loaded 9mm, with extra clips was found in his car in his possession on the way to the airport.
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Washington Post breaking news: In Pakistan, two arrested in connection with failed bomb
Pakistani authorities have arrested two people in connection with the failed bombing in Times Square, according to an intelligence official who was not authorized to speak for the record. One of the suspects, Tausif Ahmed, allegedly traveled two months ago to the United States to meet with Faisal Shahzad, the American citizen who has been arrested by U.S. law enforcement.
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