Pakistani Sought in Times Square Probe

Police Warn 'Nothing Has Been Ruled Out'

The latest on Saturday’s botched Times Square bombing attempt is a report that police are looking for a suspect of Pakistani descent who lives in Connecticut and has recently visited Pakistan. The man is said to have purchased the Nissan Pathfinder.

The latest report comes amid claims released yesterday in an audiotape from the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) that they were responsible for an attack which officials have described as “amateurish” and in at least one case “clownish.”

But while police say they have a number of leads, they still aren’t jumping to any conclusions and they insist that nothing has been ruled out. Though assembled in an extremely haphazard way, police say the bomb still was capable of doing some significant damage.

The TTP said the attack was retaliation for the US assassination of two members of al-Qaeda in Iraq, though at this point it is possible that they had nothing to do with the attack and are simply looking for credit.

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