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Times Square suspect arrested and due in court Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) - The suspect in the Times Square bomb plot heads to federal court in Manhattan Tuesday after being arrested late Monday.

Authorities stopped Faisal Shahzad late Monday before he boarded a plane to Dubai.

The charges are not yet public.

Attorney General Eric Holder read a statement early Tuesday saying Shahzad was taken into custody at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Attorney General Holder says the intent of the car bomb was "to kill Americans" and urged citizens to remain vigilant.

Law enforcement officials say the suspect recently returned from a trip to Pakistan and bought the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder used in the failed car bomb three weeks ago and paid cash.

The SUV was rigged with a crude propane-and-gasoline bomb.

It had cheap-looking alarm clocks connected to a 16-ounce can filled with fireworks.

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