Times Square Terror Suspect Got Cash At Dunkin' Donuts: Official

05/14/2010 04:56 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NEW YORK — A U.S. law enforcement official says Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad (FY'-sul shah-ZAHD') told investigators he received cash at a meeting in a New York doughnut shop sometime before the May 1 botched bombing.

Authorities retrieved surveillance video last week from the Dunkin' Donuts shop in Ronkonkoma (rahn-CON'-kuh-mah). The Long Island shop is at a commuter rail stop about 50 miles from Manhattan.

The official declined to say who Shahzad said he met with, how much money was exchanged or whether the video proved useful.

The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the bomb plot probe is ongoing.

A spokeswoman for Dunkin' Brands Inc. said Friday that the franchisee turned over surveillance video from the last 30 days to the FBI.


Associated Press Writer Frank Eltman contributed to this report from Garden City, N.Y.