NEW YORK – A Pakistani-born U.S. citizen Faisal Shahzad was hauled off a plane about to fly to the Middle East and will face charges in the failed attempt .
Shahzad was on board a Dubai-bound flight that was taxiing away from the gate at Kennedy Airport late Monday when the plane was stopped and FBI agents and New York Police Department detectives took him into custody, law enforcement officials said.
Faisal Shahzad spent five months in the city of Peshawar before he came to America and then he planned the attack.
He basically belongs to Pabbi, Nowshera and remote town of Northern Pakistan in the province of Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa.
His one house is in Hyatabad, Peshawar and one in Karachi.
He has one brother and his family is well off.
A law enforcement official says the man accused of driving a bomb-laden vehicle into Times Square was arrested onboard a flight set to leave a New York airport for Dubai.
The official familiar with the investigation tells a foreign news agency that Faisal Shahzad was taken into custody aboard the flight at Kennedy International Airport.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation.
The official says investigators still don’t have evidence that Shahzad is connected to the Pakistani Taliban or any foreign terror groups.
The official says, “He’s claimed to have acted alone, but these are things that have to be investigated.”