Police: 53 hours elapsed before NYC bomb arrest
It took investigators 53 hours and 20 minutes to make an arrest in connection with the failed Times Square bombing Saturday.
Police say the investigation began at 6:28 p.m. on Saturday when a security camera captured images of a Nissan Pathfinder parked on West 45th Street. Six minutes later, authorities say a street vendor alerted police about the SUV, which was smoking.
Investigators say a detective located the VIN number stamped on the SUV's engine at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The number was used to find 19-year-old Peggy Colas, from Bridgeport, Conn., who sold the Pathfinder to Faisal Shahzad for cash.
Colas had Shahzad's cell phone number, which police traced.
Shahzad was placed on a "no-fly" list at around 3 p.m. Monday before he was spotted on a Dubai-bound flight. He was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Shahzad faces several charges, including terrorism and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction.