The suspect in the failed bombing of New York's Times Square has confessed to recently receiving explosives training in Pakistan, court documents in the case show.
Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistani-American, was arrested last night, just before midnight, at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport where he was booked on a flight about to take off for Dubai. According to court documents, Shahzad also confessed to rigging the SUV with a homemade bomb and driving it into Times Square Saturday night, where it failed to detonate.
According to the criminal complaint, filed today in U.S. District Court, Shahzad admitted he got the bomb-making training in Waziristan. That's along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The complaint shows he returned to the U.S. from Pakistan on February 3rd. It quotes U.S. Customs and Border Protection records that reveal Shahzad told immigration inspectors at the time he had been in Pakistan for the last five months visiting his parents.
Meanwhile, in Pakistan, investigators have arrested a number of suspects at a house where Shahzad stayed during that recent visit.
Tonight on 360°, we'll give you an close look at the prime suspect. See how investigators tracked down Shahzad. We'll also dig deeper on the Pakistan connections.
The other big story tonight is the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. There are reports the edge of the spill has hit a group of islands about 35 miles off the coast of Mississippi. 360's Gary Tuchman, his producer and cameraman have taken a boat there to see what's going on. They'll have a live report.
The spill is growing with about 200,000 gallons of oil leaking each day from a damaged well, nearly two weeks after the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon sank off Louisiana.
Hundreds of thousands of feet of booms are set up all along the coast of the U.S. mainland from Louisiana to western Florida. But an aerial tour by the U.S. Coast Guard today showed some have given way or oil has gotten past others due to high winds.
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