May 19th, 2010
10:58 AM ET

First photo of Times Square bombing suspect since arrest

Faisal Shahzad was arrested in connection with an attempted bombing in Times Square.

[Updated at 10:51 a.m.] CNN's Susan Candiotti has obtained Faisal Shahzad's mugshot, which is the first new photo of the attempted Times Square bomber, since he was arrested for his association with the plot in Manhattan.

The photo was taken after Faisal Shahzad was formally placed in the custody of the U.S. Marshals on Wednesday. He’s shown wearing a grey sweatshirt — the same clothes he wore in court. Unlike earlier photos taken before he was arrested, he now has a slight beard.

[Posted at 10:40 a.m.] Attempted Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan, a federal law enforcement official told CNN.

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  1. Logar Ravenwof

    the face of evil
    those who would hurt innocents for their own gain
    as far as im concerned he is not an american and deserves to be treated like an enemy of the country
    military tribunal
    firing squad
    the dirt bag isnt worth any more

    May 19, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Thatstheway

      Sorry bro, this is an American citizen. That's all that matters.

      May 19, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • ReadIt

      If you think he's an American, you need to read this:

      'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'
      Theodore Roosevelt 1907

      May 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      The Rosenbergs were American Citizens executed for treason. What is the difference here? And there is legal precident to support it! dam this guy.

      May 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. VK

    Looks good for profiling. He should be sent to Arizona for a second arrest! Can we deport him rightaway under Arizona Law? It will be easier for Al Quida to have him back in their fold

    May 19, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • andrew

      seriously dude, this guy is AMERICAN.
      why does everyone keep referring to AZ? Way to try to look like you know what you're talking about.

      May 19, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      California liberals will never allow it..

      May 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • paul

      does any one know for certain if the rosenberg,s did commit treason, or were they assumed they were by being seen talking to someone they did not know? does anyone know history on this other that they were executed for it, the amount of people convicted and executed that was innocent in the USA is staggering,

      May 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • paul

      does any one know for certain if the rosenberg,s did commit treason, or were they assumed they were by being seen talking to someone they did not know? does anyone know history on this other that they were executed for it, the amount of people convicted and executed that was innocent in the USA is staggering, just as one can expect cnn does not want to post this

      May 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. joeperry

    no virgin for him and no special food idiot he trys to killed hundreds of american then wants special food. no class no brains and no more life

    May 19, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Logar Ravenwof

    SEND HIM 100 virgins from a star trek convention

    May 19, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tom

      Silly, there are no virgins at a Star Trek convention.

      May 19, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Big Lu

      NOOO! Just give him a raincheck for the 100 virgins!

      May 19, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Tom, there are plenty of virgins at Star Trek conventions...most of them male :)

      May 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jack

    Found a new background for my dartboard.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Gee

    Lookin' rough there without his shades and bluetooth. Shame he thinks loosing all the things he had was worth what he did / tried to do.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Nick

    This face will always be associated with incompetence – unemployed, loveless, failed bomber who locked his getaway car keys in the van.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. vizi

    terrorist , hang him

    May 19, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Thatstheway

    Sorry bro, this is an American citizen. That's all that matters.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Martoon

      They executed domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh, didn't they? No difference here.

      May 19, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • ReadIt

      Hey Thatstheway, READ THIS! If more people thought like this, and not like you, we'd be a lot better off!

      'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'
      Theodore Roosevelt 1907

      May 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      if he's an american citizen, then call it treason. put him before the supreme court, and if guilty give him the sentence that is still on the books, death by hanging.

      May 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. John

    This guy looks as dangerous as a box full of kittens. Clearly, this is the look of a man who has been repressed by Starbucks for being forced to wait in line for the flavor of the month only to have it run out by an imperialist white American intern who ordered one dozen double sized cups to go and took the last blueberry scone. He has struggled with outages and deadzones on his Blackberry and his company has done away with Hawaiian shirt Friday in favor or Crazy hat Friday. He is within his right to drive to Times Square and detonate a bomb or maybe he should just get a better job in another country, downgrade to a phonecard and switch to green tea. All in all, we should have took him off the plane in Dubai and sent him to a nice top secret cell where we could peel his brain like an onion for all he knows and then bury him in the desert. He looks like a Wimp! Nuff said

    May 19, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tom

      Nice!

      May 19, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Martoon

      Loved your comment!

      May 19, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. MeanJoeGreene

    We need to set a precedent as to what happens when you step on our land and try to cause harm to our citizens. They need Obama to say, "Not in my House!" All terrorists will face the wrath of God, but in the meantime we need to let them know what happens when they come into our house, they go down and they go down hard.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • yeahrightthatllhappen

      that won't happen cuz Obama is one of them... read his book.

      May 19, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yup

      OMG, another one.

      May 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • 13

      yeahright .... you're a schmuck.

      May 19, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. John C

    May he rot in Hell with the rest of them. That part of the world should go there also. Oh wait it is part of hell, just not down there.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. JH

    What ever happened to that good, old fashioned charge of treason? You know, the one where you go against your country, then, when convicted, get hung by the neck until dead? Never see that charge used anymore. Why?

    May 19, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Robert

      There is legal precident for that aka (the Rosenbergs executed for treason in the 50s) However the ACLU did not exist back then and niether did Al Sharpton to play the race card. It is too politically dangerous.

      May 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. guntotingliberal

    A picture of a detained man who attempted (and failed) to blow up a SUV is news how? Ever thought that maybe he was meant to be captured? This was a test run. Make no mistake about it. The more press we give people like him, the more likely this will happen again. So far, there has been no news in the coverage of this man. He's caught story over, no need to delve into his past other than his alleged training. What we should be focusing on is what made this man snap and udpate our background checks when it comes to potential citizens!

    May 19, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • paul

      he really wanted to be somebuddy, can you possibley give someone that can not help screwing up, the death penalty? i don,t think he had a clue what he was doing, he is a follower(like sheep) he was following muhhammed,s instruction, but really di not want to go through with it, when is the USA goverment going to outlaw that religion that preaches terrorism, i forgot hillary loves them,

      May 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Tom

    The Unibrow Bomber.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
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