The scope of the plot appears to be widening across New England. “Times Square bomb plot probe: FBI raids Boston location in possible connection to Faisal Shahzad,” by Stephanie Gaskell for the New York Daily News, May 13:
The FBI is raiding a home near Boston in connection with the Times Square bomb plot.
Authorities began searching Thursday morning a location on Waverley Ave. in Watertown, Mass., just east of Boston, an FBI spokeswoman told The Boston Globe.
“There’s no known immediate threat to the public or active plot against the United States,” said FBI spokeswoman Gail Marcinkiewicz.
Marcinkiewicz said search warrants had been executed at “several locations in the Northeast,” including the Boston suburb.
“The searches are the product of evidence that has been gathered in the investigation” of the Times Square attempt, she said.
Two people have also been taken into custody for alleged immigration violations, she said. It was unclear where those suspects were picked up.
Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Connecticut man with ties to the Pakistani Taliban, was arrested two weeks ago after leaving his expolsive-laden car in the middle of Times Square.
The raids come a day after the Obama administration slashed $53 million from New York City’s terror-fighting budget.