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UPDATE: Accused Times Square bomber in federal court

NEW YORK (WKOW) -- Bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad went before a federal judge for the first time on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old heard the five felony charges against him in a courtroom in New York. Shahzad did not enter pleas.

He's accused of planting an SUV loaded with explosives in Times Square on May 1.  He was arrested two days later.

Officials say Shahzad has been cooperating with investigators.

He's now in the custody of the bureau of prisons.


NEW YORK (AP) -- New York prosecutors say the suspect in the botched car bombing in Times Square will make a first appearance in federal court.

Prosecutors announced that Faisal Shahzad would appear in court later Tuesday on five felony charges related to the May 1 botched bombing.

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.

Authorities say he has voluntarily waived his rights to an initial court appearance while he cooperates.

A cousin of his father calls his arrest "a conspiracy."

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