May 19, 2010 1:45 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Official: NYC bomb suspect looked at other targets

A law enforcement official says the Times Square bomb suspect had considered bombing New York's Grand Central station or other targets before settling on Times Square.

The official tells The Associated Press that Faisal Shahzad first considered Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center and the World Financial Center in New York, and Sikorsky Inc., a Connecticut defense contractor. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation. The official says Shahzad decided instead to drive the bomb-laden SUV into Times Square on a busy Saturday night.

The official says Shahzad had not planned any attacks on the other locations after the May 1 botched bombing.


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