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. Norm

    Being held....waterboarded...bamboo shoots under the finger nails........made to listen to Elton John music.......etc..

    May 19, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Jake a candle in the wind....goodbye yellow brick road....also much more annoying if you listen to the Bollywood versions.
      Check out Bollywood Mp3 dot com. lol.

      May 19, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • gray


      May 19, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason from Hollywood

      I like Elton

      May 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      You bunch of pansies...if you're going to torture him, do it right..The playlist are "Sing along with Barney the Dinosaur!" and that jazz album that William Shatner did..
      He'll **beg** to be waterboarded just because the water partially muffles the sound.....
      ... that's when we say "No!"

      May 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike Horn

      He looks like a lot of the terrorists they are able to recruit: Usually very dumb and easily manipulated, incapable of thinking for themselves. Sad.

      The show bomber's IQ was about 60. What a dummy.

      May 19, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elton John

      Not Elton, too good for him.
      Make it country...or, that'll drive him crazy.
      My god, just thinking about C&W makes me want to hurl.

      May 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • 13

      He was cuter before he got caught. Just goes to show how evil disguises itself so well. He'll get what he deserves. And lay off Elton John or you'll get what you deserve too LOL.

      May 19, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeffallan

      huh why are people talking about suicide bombing here? are u blind or what? He did not do suicide bombing he was trying to take revenge for drone bombing in Pakistan, are people dumb or what?
      so if someone is muslim he automatically does bad stuff to go to heaven is that what your trying to say?

      May 19, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • fan


      May 20, 2010 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. N.J. Dave

    Man needs a Blunt...object brought down on his head.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • larry

      which head?

      May 19, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris W

      I think he just needs a blunt. Medical Marijuana could have saved this man from a life of terrorism. Seriously, if he had been stoned he never would have went through all that trouble. He would be sitting on his couch eating hamburgers and watching The Daily Show.

      May 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big Lu

      Yea he looks like he needs a good beating... and some coffee (the cheap old stuff found a some nasty cafe).

      May 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Toddle

      Was that meant to be funny? If so you fail.

      May 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • MSU Spartan

      painful fail

      May 19, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Peter

    where are his sunglasses and bluetooth?

    May 19, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      FBI already smashed that stuff up when they were "questioning" him lol

      May 19, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • cowboy

      Those stuff could be hidind some dynamite and must have beeb taken care of by the Fed.

      May 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Phoebe

    He looks like Corey Feldman.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • joe

      no he doesn't, he looks like Kal Penn in Harold&Kumar go to White Castle

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

      I KNOW!!! They said that on The Soup too!

      May 19, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • steveinkc

      He DOES look like Kal Penn.

      May 19, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Neal

    A face only the Taliban could love.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. Kris

    The uni-brower!

    May 19, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      THAT was funny!!

      May 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • slorgg

      Hey that's anti unibrow discrimination LOL!

      May 19, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chiefpopeye1979

    typical tea-partier if ever i saw one /sarc

    May 19, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. stone2126

    We need to see his "Papers" looks like a "Terrorist" to me Profile baby Profile ...!

    May 19, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Crys

      stone, he was a citizen. . .the Arizona law wouldn't help get rid of him. . .

      May 19, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  9. Todd

    He looks like a piece of sh!t

    May 19, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Harry

      I agree LOL

      May 19, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • slorgg

      He looks like a normal dark skinned American to me. Men grow beards when they don't shave. Some darker skinned folks sport unibrows etc. Most of them don't sport bomb jackets.....

      I say either he's a misled fool who is retaliating to the drones in Pakistan or he's a plant for a false flag. Great way to justify detaining Americans.

      This bugs me because I'm a mostly dark-skinned and currently bearded American minus the unibrow. I don't like violence! This is a major injustice to dark skinned and bearded Americans with or without unibows!

      May 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. SP

    but didnt you report (HOPE) that it was a 40 yr old White guy made at the Government, like a tea party member

    May 19, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      The major news media all reported that it was a 40 year old white guy – tea party. They absoulutely could not wait to make that assessment. As usual, they were wrong in their liberal bias slant. The least they could do is apologize to all 40-year old white me.

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

      Meanwhile Arizona gets all the heat for profiling. The news media does it all the time. Go figure.

      May 19, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • me

      But he is a registered Republican according to Fox News!

      May 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • ELROX

      Usually some of the people from middle east and Central/South Asia are caucasians and so would look like a white American guy especially in a low res surveillance camera. I am not surprised about the fact that they thought he is a White Male.

      May 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Demo

    If he was white and a Christian he would be considered part of a "militia". It's funny to see how many people throw reason out the window when it involves someone with different skin colour and a funny name.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • JasonInAtlanta

      What "reason" are you referring to? Members of violent militia groups have been considered "terrorists" before. What point are you trying to make?

      May 19, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • MSU Spartan

      there is no point. he just thinks he sounds compassionate when really he just sounds like a moron..

      May 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hawks

      Clearly u r ignorant. (See other posts.)
      Just another moron who believes being a contrarian makes him smart.

      May 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      If he was white and Christian he would not only be part of a militia, he would live in a "compound". Not a home with detached garage, but a "Compound".

      May 19, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yo

      What an Idiot this person is ... I never knew that a degree and a nice job can still mess up your brains

      May 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. paulie

    Compared to his most resent photo he is not so happy anymore. What happen booboo???????

    May 19, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  13. jack sprat

    They need to harrass dudes like this at the airport, not my grandmother.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • John C

      Who still has a grandmother after the death panels got approved?

      May 19, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • dumbAmericans

      And after comments like that you Americans wonder why people resort to terrorism.
      dumb racist mofos

      May 19, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. JB

    I'd say put him in jail forever – except life in an American jail would be far superior to life under Taliban rule in the hills of Pakistan. He should be given a fair, public, trial. Then he should be put to death in the most painful manner possible.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • R. A. Williamson

      I'm thinking small cell + him + hungry aggressive pigs + 24X7 web cam. Why kill him? Lets publically humiliate all wanna be terrorists like him.

      May 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Elinas

    it looks like he is starting to grow that all famous Muslim beard, will start to dress like he is in the 5th centrury and will wait to meet his maker Alah next oportunity he gets to blow himself up

    May 19, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • 13

      I like the webcam idea. Give him his explosive filled backpack and put him in his prison cell and we can all watch when he blows himself up. FOX TV would definitely cover that.

      May 19, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
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