Latest on Investigation and Interrogation of Faisal Shahzad

Thursday, May 06, 2010

An image of terror suspect Faisal Shahzad is seen on a tv screen as officials old a briefing regarding the investigation into the Times Square attempted bombing, in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)

The question everybody is asking this week has been, who is 30-year-old Faisal Shahzad, the man held and accused of placing a car bomb in New York's Times Square over the weekend? After two days of intense interrogation efforts, news continues to trickle in about the motives and connections behind the attempted attack.

Joining us now with the latest is Scott Shane, a reporter for our partner The New York Times where he’s been reporting on the investigation which led to the arrest of 30 year old Pakistani-born Faisal Shahzad. We’re also joined by WNYC Reporter Ailsa Chang who has been covering the ongoing interrogation for the station.



Ailsa Chang and Scott Shane

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [5]


Adding an off-topic agreement for SunnySideUp...especially when the music comes on louder than the rest of the show, which I have turned up to hear over traffic noises during my morning commute. Suddenly the speakers are blaring and I'm scrambling for the volume knob!

May. 07 2010 12:51 PM
Butch from New Jersy

Your guest is wrong. The Pheonix Suns have worn the Jerseys written in Spanish in the past as well as other NBA teams. It's a marketing ploy more than the team taking a political stance. Steve Nash neglected to mention that he is married to a Latina, which should explain why he is against racial profiling

May. 06 2010 10:00 AM

Religion is like smoking. If you want to do it, fine, but not where it will poison others against their wills.

May. 06 2010 09:41 AM

I think it is sad that we are already talking about leniency for the would be NY bomber. Everyone knows that co-operation means leniency in sentencing. He knows it as well. We would be playing right into his hands by being lenient. We need to remember that this guy wanted to kill as many Americans as possible by bombing one of the busiest places on a Saturday evening. Any leniency will send the wrong signal to his ilk: that its OK to try and kill Americans since if you fail, you just co-operate and get off with a light sentence.

PS: About Pakistan's foreign minister's reasoned response, we should be asking him why Pakistan is using terrorism as a state policy for the last 20 years. Or maybe not, since we are busy rewarding them for it.

May. 06 2010 09:34 AM
SunnySideUp from Boston


I am a regular listener of WGBH and the take away, and while I appreciate the contents of the show, I just cannot get past the extremely annoying electronic space-fillers used during the show. Is there a way I can convince you to have the show minus the electronica?

Thanks for letting me vent!


May. 06 2010 09:09 AM

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