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 β€” 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. Luke

    Why is this piece of trash still alive anyway? I wonder if Obama will apologize to him for making him upset? Maybe we could offer the people of Arizona up for sacrifice. I mean really, they are trying to uphold the law. How terrible. What are they thinking?Majority rules here except when you are Obama or Pelosi.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Fred

    What's the big deal about getting this photo? It'ts not as if there are a shortage of his pics.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Richard

    He looks like Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan, James Earl Ray, John Hinkley, Bruce Irvins, and Timothy Mcveigh...The perfect patsie....

    May 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. demo

    when he dies, Im sure this is what thier alah will tell him "no virgins for you, you did not blow urself and others...you failed at life"

    May 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Biden

      Brilliant! Let's hope so.

      May 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Who? Me?

    He's kinda cute, though, right?

    May 19, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Marc

    Just a punk. Let's not glrify his "cause" – this guy was manipulated by others because he is merely a punk. Like most or the perps who try this stuff – associating these little nobodies with a "movement" feeds their egos – recall he said, "I have been expecting you" when arrested. The loser fantasized himself being far mor important than he is. I am ready to stop seeing more publicity – there was NO threat from this incompetent fool, and the reporting on him shoudl be no greater than that of a vandal caught in the act. Except for the penalty he'll receive, of course....

    May 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. WS

    To say that Islam is a religion of peace, means to ignore the example and teachings of Muhammad. He fought all the pagans, Jews, and Christians in Saudi Arabia, until he subdued them, forcing them to accept Islam. What Muhammad did is reflected in what he taught about fighting and slaying the infidels: "When the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war). But if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity [become Moslem], then open the way for them" (Sura 9:5).

    The claim that Islam is a peace-loving religion, is openly contradicted by the Koran that reads like a terrorist manifesto. We must not be fooled by the speeches of Arab leaders who condemn the acts of terrorism when their people are out in the streets in a carnival-like atmosphere celebrating the carnage of innocent people by suicide bombers.

    Real peace with Muslims is impossible as long as they believe in the example and teaching of Muhammad. For the Prophet peace comes only through submission to Islam, which is the very meaning of "Islam," namely, "submission." But the Islamic concept of peace as a world dominated by Muslims is ultimately a mandate for war.

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

      Yep, Koran is basically the HANDBOOK OF TERRORISM

      May 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • A Muslim

      You My friend should better be quiet right away. You say Muhammad (sawl) forced people to be muslim and other things, very ignorant (even though you have probably read the Quran). I presume you are christian, if not you are jewish, both of those have forced people to be their religion. If ALL the muslims made fun, harrased, killed christians, jews, americans ect. there would only be Muslims in the world and your ass would be rotting in a cage right now.

      Those "terrorists" are not true Muslims, true Muslims, the Quran tought that you kill ONE innocent person, you will go to hell. But even if they say they are Muslims, They hate america. America hated Nazis, and what did america do with them?Killed them in the most painfull way, inventing ways to kill more of them. That is what they are doing. To you (Americans) they are terrorists, to them you (americans) are terrorist. Both of the parties should look at the other side before doing anything.

      I personally would never judge any religion, even though i am Muslim (Terrorist apperantly to you). It is people like you whether american, arabian, persian, canadian, or english, that make hate. If you dont say anything bad about other people, true people wont say anything about you, (if they do, they are not people, they are animals and deserve to be killed.) Hopefully we can all be peacefull and not fight.

      Sincerely, A Muslim

      May 20, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. lydia

    I'm still waiting to see his mugshot.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Marc

    Just a punk. Let's not glorify his "cause" – this guy was manipulated by others because he is merely a punk. Like most of the perps who try this stuff – associating these little nobodies with a "movement" feeds their egos – recall he said, "I have been expecting you" when arrested. The loser fantasized himself being far mor important than he is. I am ready to stop seeing more publicity – there was NO threat from this incompetent fool, and the reporting on him should be no greater than that of a vandal caught in the act. Except for the penalty he'll receive, of course....

    May 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dan

    Looks like a nice enough guy to me. Kind of like the fellow who sold me my magic carpet.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Singh

    Serve him peperoni pizza or bacon sandwich only and let him clean the freeway trash using green color bags only.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jamond

    The new Miss USA is an Arab-American of Lebanese descent – a beautiful young lady that shows America is open to all comers – idiots like this guy and the governments that sponsor them as well as these fake followers of the prophet will always try to bully anyone that doesn't share their world view.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Andi

    Some of these comments make me absolutely sick. The intolerance that is displayed and the stereotypes that are being perpetuated are astounding. Yes this young man did something horrible, but please, PLEASE do not degrade his ethnicity or culture because of his actions.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • WS

      To say that Islam is a religion of peace is to ignore the actual example and teachings of Muhammad. He fought all the pagans, Jews, and Christians in Saudi Arabia, until he subdued them, forcing them to accept Islam. What Muhammad did is reflected in what he taught about fighting and slaying the infidels: "When the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war). But if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity [become Muslim], then open the way for them" (Sura 9:5).

      The claim that Islam is a peace-loving religion is openly contradicted by the Koran, which reads like a terrorist manifesto. We must not be fooled by the speeches of Arab leaders who condemn the acts of terrorism when their people are out in the streets in a carnival-like atmosphere celebrating the carnage of innocent people by suicide bombers.

      Real peace with Muslims is impossible as long as they believe in the example and teachings of Muhammad. For this so-called "prophet", peace comes only through submission to Islam. In fact the very definition of the word "Islam" is "submission." The Islamic concept of peace – i.e. a world dominated by Muslims – is ultimately a mandate for war.

      May 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      1-866-WHY ISLAM.

      May 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. THE TRUTH

    But he IS an American citizen!!!
    Goes to show, Americans are the dumb dumb nation of the world!

    May 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • WS

      Obviously he is a Muslim first and a US citizen second. Anyone with a brain can easily conclude this based on the punk's treasonous actions. You obviously aren't a member of the "Humans With A Brain" club.

      May 19, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John

    horrible face ncindiansdotcom

    May 19, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
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