May 1 - Attempted Times Square bombing

On May 1, an attempted bomb plot shut down New York's <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000160" title="Times Square" href="/topic/travel/commuting/times-square-PLTRA0000160.topic">Times Square</a>.  Security cameras showed a man walking away from a smoking SUV.  The SUV was found to have explosive materials, but never detonated.   Two days later the U.S. Attorney General <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000001873" title="Eric Holder" href="/topic/politics/government/eric-holder-PEPLT000001873.topic">Eric Holder</a> announced the arrest of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEOCVC0000089" title="Faisal Shahzad" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/faisal-shahzad-PEOCVC0000089.topic">Faisal Shahzad</a> while reportedly attempting to board a plane to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000020" title="Pakistan" href="/topic/international/pakistan-PLGEO00000020.topic">Pakistan</a>.  Shahzad was sentenced on October 5th to life in prison without parole.
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On May 1, an attempted bomb plot shut down New York's Times Square. Security cameras showed a man walking away from a smoking SUV. The SUV was found to have explosive materials, but never detonated. Two days later the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the arrest of Faisal Shahzad while reportedly attempting to board a plane to Pakistan. Shahzad was sentenced on October 5th to life in prison without parole.

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