FBI searches Northeast locations connected to New York bombing plot

08:12, May 14, 2010      

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Federal agents search properties in several locations in the Northeast Thursday, looking for evidence that could be used in the investigation of the Times Square bombing plot in New York City.

According to local reports, federal agents have been searching at least two locations in the Boston area, and one in Long Island, New York.

Two people have been taken into custody on alleged immigration violations in connection with the Boston-area raids. Reports quoted the FBI as saying there was no known immediate threat to the public or any active plot.

The Times Square bombing plot took place on May 1. A smoking sports utility vehicle with a suspicious package of gasoline, fireworks and propane tanks was discovered there, but the bomb failed to explode. Two days later, Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, was arrested in connection with the attempt. Authorities say Shahzad has been cooperative in the probe.



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