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NY bomb suspect nearly escaped US on Dubai flight

Details have emerged of how the suspect in the attempted bombing of New York’s Times Square was arrested just minutes before leaving the country.

Faisal Shahzad was on a Dubai-bound plane at JFK airport on Monday that was turned back as it taxied for take-off.

According to court papers, Mr Shahzad has admitted his role in Saturday’s attempted attack and said he received training in bomb-making in Pakistan.

The Pakistan-born US citizen has been charged with terrorism-related crimes.

These include attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and transporting an explosive device with the intent to kill.

“It is clear that this was a terrorist plot aimed at murdering Americans in one of the busiest places in the country,” said Attorney General Eric Holder.Read full story from publisher…

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