Centereach landlord: Pakistani tenant questioned in Times Sq. raid

Sources tell News 12 Long Island that the FBI and Suffolk police descended on homes in Shirley and Centereach yesterday as part of their investigation into the failed Times Square car bomb plot.

Detectives carried out bags and boxes from a home on Oxhead Road in Centereach, but haven't revealed what they collected.

Ashim Chakraborty, who owns the home in Centereach, said FBI agents and police officers came to his home Thursday morning seeking to question a couple, a Pakistani man and an American woman, who have lived in the basement apartment for the past 18 months.

News 12 Long Island has been told Chakraborty?s tenant was interviewed by authorities and that investigators left the home carrying various items.

The woman, who did not identify herself, was still in the basement Thursday afternoon, telling reporters only, "Drop dead, I'm an American."

The raids were two of several across the Northeast today as officials attempt to follow the money trail in the case. Officials say three people were arrested as a result of the raids, two in Massachusetts and one in Maine. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the men are suspected of providing funds to suspect Faisal Shahzad.

AP contributed to this report.

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