Video: Smoking SUV in Times Square

The latest video depicting the initial moments when an SUV in Times Square loaded with low-grade explosives captures the uncertainty of passersby.

Faisal Shahzad faces terrorism and weapons charges after authorities said he admitted rigging a Nissan Pathfinder with a crude bomb of firecrackers, propane and alarm clocks based on explosives training he received in Pakistan.

The short video shot with an iPhone shows a man near a street vendor pacing as he notices the SUV beginning to smoke.

Shahzad did a dry run three days before trying to detonate the car bomb, said a law enforcement official who spoke to the AP on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the investigation.

Special Section: Terrorism in the U.S.

Shahzad drove the SUV to Times Square from Connecticut on April 28 apparently to figure out where would be the best place to leave it later, then returned to the area April 30 to drop off a different vehicle, a black Isuzu, the official said. He then went back Saturday to leave the SUV with the car bomb but forgot the keys for both vehicles in the SUV and had to take public transit back home, the official said.

He returned to Times Square on Sunday with a second set of keys to pick up the Isuzu, which he had parked about eight blocks from the bombing site, the official said.

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