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Times Square Car Bomb Suspect Appears in NY Court

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NEW YORK (AP) - The suspect in a botched car bombing in Times Square has left a New York City courtroom after his first public appearance since his arrest two weeks ago.

Faisal Shahzad was led out of court Tuesday after a 10-minute appearance. Assistant public defender Julia Gatto identified herself as Shahzad's attorney at the appearance. She did not comment afterward. Shahzad did not enter a plea to the charges.

The 30-year-old Shahzad has been held at an undisclosed location since his May 3 arrest on charges he abandoned a bomb-laden SUV in Times Square near several restaurants and a Broadway theater showing "The Lion King."

Authorities say the ex-budget analyst from Bridgeport, Conn., had voluntarily waived his rights to an initial court appearance while he was cooperating.

 

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