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Times Square Bomb Suspect's Conn. Home Was in Foreclosure



    A house at 119 Long Hill Ave. in Shelton, Conn. is seen Tuesday May 4, 2010. It is the former home of the suspect Faisal Shahzad who was arrested Monday at New York's Kennedy airport in connection to the failed Times Square car bomb. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey).

    The man accused in the car bomb scare in New York over the weekend defaulted on a $200,000 mortgage on his Shelton home and the property is in foreclosure, court records show.

    The Associated Press has obtained records that show that Chase Home Finance LLC sued Faisal Shahzad in September to foreclose on the home.

    On Tuesday morning, authorities were at the two-story grayish-brown Colonial, which looked as if it had been unoccupied for a while, with grass growing in the driveway and bags of garbage lying about.

    The foreclosure records show Shahzad took out the mortgage on the property in 2004, and he co-owned the home with a woman named Huma Mian.

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    The foreclosure case is pending in Milford Superior Court.

    The Associated Press left a message on Tuesday with an attorney for Chase's law firm. The records show Shahzad and Mian didn't have lawyers for the case.

    Neighbors offered diverging descriptions of Shahzad but agreed that he kept to himself.

    Brenda Thurman said Shahzad had told her husband he worked on Wall Street, while another neighbor, Audrey Sokol, said she thought he worked in nearby Norwalk.

    Thurman, 37, said he lived in Shelton with his wife and two small children until last year.

    "He was a little bit strange," she said. "He didn't like to come out during the day."

    Sokol, a teacher who lives next door to Shahzad's old house, said that he would wave and say hello and that he seemed normal to her.

    Authorities arrested Shahzad at New York's Kennedy Airport on Monday night on a plane about to leave for Dubai.