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UPDATE: FBI arrests 4 more suspects in Times Square failed bomb attack


NEW YORK (WKOW) -- Law enforcement officials say three Pakistani men suspected of providing money to Times Square car bomb suspect, Faisal Shahzad have been arrested by the FBI in a series of raids this morning around the Northeast.

The raids in the Boston area, Long Island and New Jersey followed evidence gathered in the investigation into the Times Square bomb attempt two weeks ago, but the FBI says they don't believe there is an immediate threat to the public.

Immigration authorities say three people were arrested on suspected immigration violations.

Overseas, a fourth suspect has been arrested. Officials say he is linked to the Pakistani Taliban and claims to have helped Shahzad.


WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- The FBI says agents are searching several locations in the Northeast in connection with the failed Times Square car bomb.

An FBI spokeswoman said Thursday that there is "no known immediate threat to the public or any active plot against the United States."

FBI spokeswoman Gail Marcinkiewicz would not confirm addresses, but police have cordoned off a small house in Watertown, about 10 miles west of Boston.

A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that search warrants are also being executed at homes on Long Island in New York. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to the AP because the investigation is ongoing.

Marcinkiewicz says two people have been taken into custody on alleged immigration violations in connection with the Boston-area raids.

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