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Times Square car bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad indicted

Faisal Shahzad, taken from social networking site
Image caption Faisal Shazhad, 30, was arrested two days after the car bomb attempt

The main suspect in the alleged attempt to set of a car bomb in New York's Times Square last month has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Faisal Shahzad, 30, is facing terror charges, including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

The explosives found in a car on Times Square on 1 May failed to detonate.

Mr Shahzad, a Pakistani-born US citizen, was later arrested at New York's JFK airport. He faces life in prison if convicted.

He did not enter a plea at a court appearance on 18 May, but officials said he was co-operating.

The SUV found on Times Square was loaded with fertiliser, fireworks, gasoline, propane and alarm clocks.

Investigators traced the vehicle back to Mr Shahzad.

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