Who Is Faisal Shahzad?

Who Is Faisal Shahzad?
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The Alleged Weapon
Smoke inside the car was noticed by an alert street vendor. He notified law-enforcement officers, who after eight hours were able to render it harmless. Authorities say if the plot had succeeded, the bomb would have undoubtedly claimed numerous lives. The car was ultimately towed to a laboratory in Queens, where inspectors combed it for clues.

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