Commissioner Kelly Calls Times Square Bomber "Homegrown"

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012  |  Updated 11:39 PM EDT
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Commissioner Kelly Calls Times Square Bomber "Homegrown"

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New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the suspected driver in a failed car bombing of Times Square fits the profile of a "homegrown" terrorist.

NYPD officials said Tuesday that Faisal Shahzad was among a recent wave of suspects who have roots in middle-class America, but become radicalized by traveling to overseas terrorist hotbeds.

The 30-year-old Shahzad is accused of driving a bomb-laden SUV into Times Square on May 1, causing a panic and clearing streets of thousands of tourists. The Pakistani-American was arrested two days later.

Prosecutors say Shahzad claimed he received bomb-making training during a recent trip to Pakistan.

Kelly told reporters after the briefing for private security executives that Shahzad is cooperating in the investigation.
 

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