FBI arrests three with possible links to Shahzad
As part of the investigation into the Times Square attempted bombing, three Pakistani men were arrested on immigration violations during a series of raids across the Northeast, The New York Times reported on Thursday, May 13. The three also may have provided funds to Faisal Shahzad, although Attorney General Erci Holder said it is unclear if they men knew the funds would be used for an act of terrorism, according to The Times.
“There’s at least a basis to believe that one of the things they did was provide him with funds and so we’re trying to trace back,” Holder said, according to a BBC News report on Friday, May 14.
The raids were part of the continuing investigation into the Times Square bombing attempt. One man was arrested because he overstayed his visa, and another was already awaiting a ruling from an immigration court hearing, BBC News reported.
Further reading: BBC News story, New York Times story