Faisal Shahzad Pleads Guilty in Times Square Bomb Plot

(NECN: New York) - Faisal Shahzad has pleaded guilty to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in the Times Square bomb plot.

The Pakistani-born U.S. citizen is accused in a plot that fizzled when a gasoline-and-propane bomb failed to ignite in an SUV parked near a Broadway theater May 1.

The Bridgeport, Conn., resident was arrested two days later.

Authorities say he cooperated with investigators for two weeks before requesting a lawyer.

The 30-year-old Shahzad can face life in prison if convicted.

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