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05/21/2010 04:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Pakistani Army Major May Have Aided Times Square Bomber

U.S. and Pakistani investigators are pursuing a new lead in the failed Times Square bombing: That a major in Pakistan's army knew of Faisal Shahzad's plans to attack U.S. targets months before Shahzad tried to ignite a car bomb in the heart of New York City.

Investigators believe the major, who is suspected of having ties to the Pakistani Taliban, did not tell Pakistani authorities about preparations for an attack and may even have aided the plotters, officials said Thursday.

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