Police claim Shahzad bombed Times Square cheaply

Authorities say admitted SUV terrorist Faisal Shahzad financed attack with a mere seven thousand dollars


David B. Caruso
May 8, 2010 9:53PM (UTC)

Confessed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad appears to have financed his failed plot with a wad of $100 bills, but the amount of money needed to execute the scheme was fairly modest.

There were plane tickets to and from Pakistan, living expenses, $1,300 for a used SUV, $95 worth of firecrackers and other small amounts for tanks of gasoline and propane.

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The total could add up to as little as $7,000.

Shahzad's finances are under scrutiny as authorities try to learn whether he got cash from an overseas group.

A law enforcement official has told The Associated Press that investigators have identified -- and are looking for -- a person who helped courier money to Shahzad from overseas. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation.


David B. Caruso

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