Pieces still missing in NYC bomb plot puzzle

Pieces still missing in NYC bomb plot puzzle

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly declined on Friday to discuss what Faisal Shahzad is telling investigators, including what his motives were. He was arrested on Monday aboard a Dubai-bound plane two days after the nighttime bomb scare cleared several blocks of the bustling district.

Law enforcement officials say they are trying to find links between the Bridgeport, Conn., man and possible financing sources, including the Pakistani Taliban, which has both claimed responsibility for and denied roles in the botched bombing.

A money courier was being sought who may have funnelled cash to the 30-year-old budget analyst, a law enforcement official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation.On Friday, the police cleared the streets around Times Square and called in the bomb squad to dismantle what turned out to be a cooler full of water bottles. Earlier in the day, police were called in to check a suspicious package that turned out to be someone’s lunch.

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