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Times Square Bomb Suspect Pleads Guilty


Faisal Shahzad faces spending the rest of his life in U.S. prison after pleading guilty to charges of trying to set off a car bomb in New York's Times Square.

Faisal Shahzad faces spending the rest of his life in U.S. prison after pleading guilty to charges of trying to set off a car bomb in New York's Times Square.

The Pakistani-born man accused of trying to set off a car bomb in New York City's Times Square is facing spending the rest of his life in U.S. prison after pleading guilty to terrorism-related charges.

Faisal Shahzad, who became a U.S. citizen last year, pleaded guilty June 21 in court in New York City, days after a U.S. federal grand jury indicted him on 10 terrorism and weapons counts.

Shahzad, 30, pleaded guilty to all 10 counts.

He is expected to receive life in prison at his sentencing on October 5.

Shahzad is accused of parking a vehicle containing a crude car bomb in Times Square in mid-town Manhattan on May 1.

The bomb failed to explode, and Shahzad was tracked down by U.S. investigators and arrested two days later.

Speaking to the court as he entered his plea of guilty, Shahzad warned of further attacks by Muslim extremists on the United States because of the U.S.'s occupation of Muslim countries.

Shahzad has said he traveled to Pakistan to receive bomb-making training from the Pakistani Taliban, the Tehrik-e-Taliban, which is reported to have provided $12,000 to fund the New York bomb plot.

compiled from agency reports

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