May 4th, 2010
11:28 AM ET
13 years ago

Obama says 'justice will be done' in Times Square bombing


Life quickly returned to normal in New York City's Times Square after Saturday's incident. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that "justice will be done" in the case of the attempted bombing at Times Square, and U.S. officials "will do everything in our power to protect the American people."

The failed bombing is "another sobering reminder of the times in which we live," the president told an audience of business leaders. But the United States "will be vigilant" and "will not cower in fear."

Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistani-American citizen, was arrested "for allegedly driving a car bomb into Times Square," the FBI said in a statement Tuesday.

Shahzad was arrested around 11:45 p.m. ET Monday at JFK International Airport, according to Attorney General Eric Holder, and will appear in a Manhattan federal courtroom after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Filed under: Homeland Security • President Obama • Terrorism
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Look no further than our own backyard

    At least since Obama has been President, the terrorist attacks have
    only been ATTEMPTED and thwarted, unlike the attacks while
    the republicans were in office.

    Obama 2012.

    May 4, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  2. Stacey

    As far as.... "will do everything in our power to protect the American people." I feel more unsafe now with this administrations so called protection then I have ever felt "in my adult life."

    I feel unsafe everyday with you tea baggers and GOP racicsts running around the country with your lies and racist signs. Planning on blowing up any Gov't. buildings lately? We have foreign terrorists and american domestic terrorists (Tea Party, GOP, carrying loaded weapons to Washington, DC; demonizing and villifying the President as a Nazi and a socialist, as if you know what it means). Bet you guys miss McVeigh and Joe Stack, huh?.

    May 4, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  3. John C.

    Thanks CNN for the primer on making a BOMB. Also, thanks for pointing out what went wrong with this BOMB. I'm sure all the Timothy McVey want-a-b's and want-a-b Muslim terrorists in this country are paying attention. I'm sure this information is available online. But, I don't believe the national news media should make it so easy.

    May 4, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
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