Faisal Shahzad Charged with Five Counts, Admits Training in Pakistan

In federal court in Manhattan, Faisal Shahzad, the man accused of trying to explode a car bomb in a Nissan Pathfinder in Times Square on Saturday night, was charged with five counts, including trying to explode a weapon of mass destruction.

Shahzad was arrested as he tried to leave the country Monday night at John F. Kennedy International airport. After the arrest, prosecutors say Shahzad admitted receiving bomb-making training in Waziristan, Pakistan.

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According to the complaint, Shahzad admitted that he "brought the Pathfinder to Times Square - and attempted there to detonate it."

Special Section: Terrorism in the U.S.

Also in the complaint, one of the keys in the Pathfinder "opens the door to Shahzad's Connecticut residence."

Shahzad, 30, a naturalized U.S. citizen, returned from Pakistan in February, and told authorities he spent five months there visiting his parents. During the immigration inspection, Shahzad said that his wife remained behind in Pakistan.

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