Federal authorities have arrested three New England men in connection with the attempted Times Square bombing, Fox News has learned.I am floored that Napolitano allowed someone to commit THE NEXT LOGICAL STEP. It may have been some maverick law man, acting without Obamic blessing. If so, I pity the foo...
FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Thursday morning executed search warrants in "several locations in the Northeast," a statement from ICE said.
At least two raids were conducted in Boston suburbs, where two of the men were arrested. The third man was arrested in Maine, while search warrants related to the case were also executed in Camden County, N.J., and on Long Island in New York.
Attorney General Eric Holder said late Thursday that the three men are connected to Faisal Shahzad, the 30-year-old Connecticut man who allegedly drove a car bomb into Times Square on May 1. But, Holder said, the exact nature of those connections is still unclear.
"There's at least a basis to believe that one of the things that they did was provide him with funds," Holder said.
One source called the raids a "logical next step in the investigation," after gathering information from Shahzad and elsewhere.
The source said the New England men, all three from Pakistan, may have "unwittingly assisted in some capacity." In fact, the source said, Shahzad may have duped the men into providing money, but authorities are not ruling out anything at this point.
Officials said the searches "do not relate to any known immediate threat to the public or active plot against the United States."Which, to those in the know, means "DUCK AND COVER" if you live in the Northeast!!!