Gen. Petraeus: Shahzad Acted Alone

30 year old Pakistani American named Faisal Shahzad was arrested just before midnight on Monday by members of the US Customs and Border Patrol and cooperation with the Joint Terrorism Task Force at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, wanted in the botched terror plot to detonate an explosive device in Times Square.
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The U.S. general who oversees the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan says the Times Square bombing suspect is a "lone wolf" terrorist who did not work with others.

Gen. David Petraeus told The Associated Press on Friday that alleged bomber Faisal Shahzad was inspired by militants in Pakistan, but did not have direct contact with them.

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Authorities say Shahzad told investigators he went to a terror training camp in Pakistan, but they have yet to confirm that.

Shahzad is a U.S. citizen, accused of an attempted terror attack nearly a week ago in New York's Times Square. He was caught Monday night trying to leave the country.


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