FBI Arrest and Detain Three Pakistani Men Involving the Failed Time Square Bombing

On Thursday, The FBI led a raid on several areas in the Northeastern United States and arresting three people. Breitbart News:

FBI agents have searched several locations in the Northeast in connection with the failed Times Square car bomb. Two people have been arrested on immigration violations.

Agents raided home in Watertown, Mass., and a gas station in nearby Brookline.

An FBI spokesman in Philadelphia show few details of Thursday raid:

Special Agent J.J. Klaver of the FBI in Philadelphia says agents are at locations in Camden, N.J., and Cherry Hill, N.J., following up on leads that he declined to specify.

Raids also were conducted Thursday on New York’s Long Island. A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press the search warrants were executed at homes in the towns of Centerreach and Shirley and that no one has been arrested in New York in connection with the bomb plot. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.

AP Reports find the FBI is on the money trail of Fasial Shahzad:

Three Pakistani men who authorities say supplied funds to Times Square car bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad were arrested Thursday in a series of raids across the Northeast as the FBI followed the money trail in the failed attack.

Investigators said it was not yet clear whether the three men knew how the money was going to be used.

The men — two seized in the Boston area, one in Maine — were arrested as federal authorities searched homes and businesses in a coordinated series of raids centered in the Boston suburbs, on New York’s Long Island and in New Jersey.

The Feds charged the men on violations of immigration law:

They were arrested on immigration violations — administrative, not criminal, charges. They were not charged with any terrorism-related crimes. Their names were not released.

The raids based on evidence discovered by the FBI:

The raids resulted from evidence gathered in the investigation into the Times Square bomb attempt two weeks ago. FBI spokeswoman Gail Marcinkiewicz gave assurances Thursday that there was “no known immediate threat to the public or any active plot against the United States.”

In Washington, Attorney General Eric Holder said investigators believe there is evidence that the men were providing Shahzad, a Pakistan-born U.S. citizen, with money, but they have yet to determine whether the men knew the funds might have been intended for a terrorist act.

Government spokesperson say the case is ongoing:

A top Massachusetts law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still going on, said investigators are not sure whether the two Boston-area men were witting accomplices or simply moving funds, as is common among people from the Middle East and Central Asia who live in the U.S.

Breitbart News

AP via Yahoo News has the rest of the story.


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