Takeaway of Botched Times Square Bombing?

By David Schoetz

May 4, 2010 12:06am

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Authorities have taken a man into custody they say is responsible for the attempted bombing in Times Square this weekend. The suspect, Faisal Shahzad, was arrested without incident as he tried to board a plane leaving the country for Dubai at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport. Shahzad, a naturalized citizen from Pakistan, allegedly paid cash in Connecticut for the vehicle that was abandoned full of explosives in New York Saturday evening. ——————- As authorities close in on a person of interest whomthey believe packed an SUV with bombmaking materials and left it in New York City's Times Square, pictured above, it is a fresh reminder that the U.S. remains a target in a very dangerous world.  But it's also a good example of how ordinary citizens, in this case street vendors, who informed a mounted police officer, can be the best first line of defense. So tonight, we ask: Is this failed bombing attempt a cause for renewed concern and redoubled efforts by law enforcement? Or does it show that we have learned from the past and in general are now much more mindful of public safety? Tell us what you think. Embedded below is tonight's "World News"report from Chris Cuomo about what would have happened if the explosive detonated as planned.

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