Times Square Bomb Plot
Duane Johnson, a street vendor, saw smoke coming from the back of an SUV at 45th Street and Broadway and called police.
The foiled Times Square bombing attempt in 2010, the terror plot at Fort Hood and Monday’s attack in Boston, in each the terrorist used a pressure cooker to conceal the bomb.
Federal immigration officials say a Pakistani man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation into last year’s failed New York Times Square car bombing has been deported to Pakistan.
Aftab Ali Khan would plead guilty to lying to investigators. According to a published report, he’d be sentenced to time served, and be deported to Pakistan.
Aftab Ali Khan of Watertown was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, after two initial hearings were delayed to give his attorney more time to prepare.
A detention hearing was scheduled in Boston on Friday for Aftab Ali Khan, who is charged with immigration fraud and lying to investigators. He is not accused of knowing about or trying to participate in the botched attack.
“I have been trying to join my brothers ever since 9/11 happened. I am planning to wage an attack inside America,” Faisal Shahzad said Tuesday.
A man has been detained for allegedly playing an important role in the failed terror attack attempt.