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.

soundoff (272 Responses)
  1. Mark L.

    A nice bubble-bath with a LIVE electrical wire should do Faisal Shahzad a lot of good...LMAO...{:o)

    May 19, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Your mom

    This guy is an idiot! He cant even make a bomb! He calls himself a terrorist?! My kitten does more damage!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chupacabra

      I too have long believed my cat was secretly making bombs...

      May 19, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jean

    so ReadIt,

    by what you believe and that of Mr. Roosevelt, then we should not be proud of our heritage? I am an Italian American. I am proud of both. you can be american and still have a love for your home land or the land of your ancestors. If you look at the pics they posted of him before this one he looked like he assimilated very well to the american culture with rayban shades and blue tooth.......

    May 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. philerup

    hmm... male, 25-40years of age ,muslim extremist,yeah he dosn't fit the criteria for that damn racist FBI profiling.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kisumu11

    The only way out of these problems is for the U.S. to withdraw its forces from the two unwinnable wars and watch
    domestic terrorism vanish.

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




    May 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Baubo

    Why does this man's face look so ... um ... should I say "healthy?" Good thing he wasn't placed under MY care! He would HAVE NO FACE LEFT to put those sunglases or bluetooth on that you referred to above. Now, let's all make sure he's treated nicely, given 3 meals a day, clean clothing, has access to TV shows & the other recreational options, and be sure to give him lots of interaction with his co-inmates. Then, perhaps while no one is paying attention, he can teach all of his new friends to make more bombs so that he and his inbred, insane "filthy" will all be happy together. Just another piece of ignorant trash taking up space, food and oxygen on this earth! I hope he gets VERY ill and DIES SLOWLY in his cell BEFORE he ever gets any trial. THESE are the type of inmates that deserve some of that "special" TORTURE we aren't "allowed" to use anymore. (Well, not with our knowledge anyway – HAHAHA). Hope he has a very pleasant stay in our penal system!

    May 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ma ha

    I have breaking news for everyone: there are no such things as prophets! Religion was written with a purpose, to control people, much like laws are written today. There is nothing supernatural about religion... except effects of various hallucinogenic drugs that people took. Instead of fighting each other, lets grow out of our stupidity and raise above this. We must be better than this, too many people have suffered in this world.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joselguz

      how are you today?

      May 19, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joselguz

      Please, how are you today?

      May 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • muchogroucho

      Workers of the world unite!! (just kidding!!!)

      May 19, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ray


    May 19, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. entrail

    he looks like sarah palin with a spraytan.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joe Biden

    Just kill the terrorist. It's not a big F-in deal.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joselguz

    i know, my reponses seem bizzare. I was just testing this blog site as yesterday, i submitted posts which were not included.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Infadel

    The bomb was so poorly constructed that it begs the question of whether this guy ever intended to hurt anyone at all. Often times AQ or the Taliban will kidnap someones family and tell them to blow up a bomb or they will kill them. That could verywell be the case here.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chupacabra

      Not so. He's singing like a canary.

      May 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • muchogroucho

      BS thats what they originally said about the show bomber.

      May 19, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ben

    I strongly oppose the death penalty except in clear cut cases of treason, and only when there is no real question of guilt, and this case is clearly that; treason.

    I am hugely in favour of tolerance and strongly believe that any country without a well thought out immigration policy is doing the world and their country's future economy a terrible disservice.

    That being said, anyone who immigrates to a country should only be allowed to do so if they intend to assimilate into the culture, however; if someone immigrates to a country, does not allow themselves to become assimilated and then enacts violence on his neighbours; I would find it hard to disagree with anyone who felt it was appopriate, that once the burden of proof had been satisfied; drag them out into the street and shoot them.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. demo

    I hope they hang him to death with pigs and pork around him...and serve him only pepperoni...and bury him with pigs

    May 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
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