Times Square Car Bomb Suspect Pleads Guilty


4:59 PM EDT, June 21, 2010



Faisal Shazad, a Pakistan-born Connecticut resident, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to a charge accusing him of plotting last month's failed Times Square car bombing.

Shahzad entered the plea to the first of 10 charges in an indictment, but said he plans to plead guilty to all of them.

He told the judge he wanted to "plead guilty and 100 times more." He also warned that unless the U.S. leaves Muslim lands, "We will be attacking U.S."

Entering pleas one-by-one, he began by pleading guilty to attempted use of weapons of mass destruction.

Shahzad is accused in a plot that fizzled when a gasoline-and-propane bomb failed to ignite in an SUV parked near a Broadway theater May 1. The Bridgeport, Conn., resident was arrested two days later.