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Faisal Shahzad ARRESTED: Video, Cell Phone, Craigslist All Tipped Off Feds (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 07/04/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:20 PM ET

Faisal Shahzad was recently arrested on charges that he drove a car bomb into Times Square in an attempt to detonate a "fireball" in the crowded New York City neighborhood.

His arrest comes just several days after the discovery of the Times Square car bomb, and investigators' ability to so quickly track down the suspect is due in no small part to the technological trail of clues left by Shahzad.

We've taken a look at how technology--from cell phones to surveillance cameras, Facebook to Craigslist--helped expedite the arrest of this person of interest connected to the Times Square bombing attempt.

Find out more about the investigation here.

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City security cameras captured images of the SUV that was later found to contain the explosive device. In the investigation into the attempted bombing, officials also closely examined surveillance camera footage depicting a person of interest on West 45th Street, near the scene of the crime, removing a shirt.


According to the New York Times, "Law enforcement officials offered a more detailed description of the makeup of the failed car bomb found in Times Square on Saturday night, and said they were reviewing surveillance footage that showed a white man who appeared to be in his 40s walking away from the area as he looked over his shoulder and removed a layer of clothing."


The AP additionally notes, "The SUV was captured on video crossing an intersection at 6:28 p.m. Saturday. A vendor pointed out the Pathfinder to an officer about two minutes later. Times Square, clogged with tourists on a warm evening, was shut down for 10 hours. A bomb squad dismantled the explosive device, and no one was hurt."
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