Bomb Suspect Shahzad Seen Walking Away in Video

Faisal Shahzad over video released by the New York City Police Department on Sunday, May 2, 2010, a chronological sequence of frames from top left to bottom right show a man, center right, removing a dark shirt in an alleyway in New York around the time that a car began to smoke in Times Square, leading to the discovery of car bomb Saturday night. Investigators Monday were looking to speak with the man videotaped shedding his shirt near the sport utility vehicle where the bomb was found. The surveillance video shows an unidentified white man apparently in his 40s slipping down Shubert Alley and taking off his shirt, revealing another underneath. In the same clip, he's seen looking back in the direction of the smoking vehicle and furtively putting the first shirt in a bag. (AP Photo/New York City Police Department)
New York City police say they have surveillance video of the Times Square car bomb suspect walking down an alley moments after witnesses saw a smoking SUV parked there.

A law enforcement official says the 30-year-old Faisal Shahzad walks away wearing a white baseball cap moments after the Nissan Pathfinder is ditched in a no-standing zone across from a Broadway theater.

The official spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.

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The SUV was rigged with a homemade gasoline-and-propane bomb that didn't go off on Saturday night. It still cleared the streets of thousands of tourists and shut down Times Square for several hours.

Shahzad was arrested Monday night at Kennedy Airport and faces terrorism and weapons charges.

Early in the attempted bombing investigation, police focused on a man seen in surveillance video changing his shirt near the SUV. That person does not appear to have been connected to the crime after all.

Shahzad, 30, was also captured on surveillance video buying fireworks a store in Matamoras, Pa.

The reports of the fireworks store video came as CBS News published an exclusive new image of Shahzad, posing in Times Square with friends less than 100 yards from the site of the failed car bombing.

Shahzad was charged Tuesday with trying to blow up a crude gasoline and propane device inside a parked SUV amid tourists and Broadway theatergoers. He was in custody after being hauled off a Dubai-bound plane he boarded Monday night at Kennedy Airport despite being under surveillance and placed on the federal no-fly list.

"I was expecting you. Are you NYPD or FBI?" Shahzad told customs officials who came aboard the jet to arrest him, an official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case.

Authorities say Shahzad has admitted his role in the botched bombing plot and is cooperating with investigators, but don't yet know whether others were involved in the plan to blow up the SUV.

U.S. officials in Washington said Wednesday they've been unable to verify statements that Shahzad trained at a Pakistani terror camp, according to the complaint against him, and haven't linked him to any terror group.

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