Man arrested over NY bomb attempt: reports

A man identified as a US citizen of Pakistani origin was arrested in connection with an attempted car bombing in New York's Times Square, news media reported Tuesday.

A police car is seen in Times Square, New York May 3, 2010.

MSNBC television identified the man as Shahad Faisal, a Pakistani-American, and said he was arrested on Long Island, New York.

The New York Times said the suspect lived in the US state of Connecticut.

Authorities had launched a massive manhunt with the FBI's terrorism task force and local New York police to try to catch the would-be bomber.

Source: AFP

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