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Times Square Bomb Suspect Pleads Guilty

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A Pakistan-born U.S. citizen has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge accusing him of plotting the failed Times Square car bombing. Faisal Shahzad (FY'-sul shah-ZAHD') entered the plea to the first of 10 charges in an indictment, but said he plans to plead guilty to all of them.

He told the judge he wanted to "plead guilty and 100 times more." He also warned that unless the U.S. leaves Muslim lands, "We will be attacking U.S." Entering pleas one-by-one, he began by pleading guilty to attempted use of weapons of mass destruction.

Shahzad is accused in a plot that fizzled when a gasoline-and-propane bomb failed to ignite in an SUV parked near a Broadway theater May 1. The Bridgeport, Conn., resident was arrested two days later.

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