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Shahzad was arrested at a New York airport on charges that he drove a bomb-laden SUV meant to cause a fireball in Times Square, federal authorities said.

Faisal Shahzad, the man accused of attempting to set off a bomb recently in New York’s famous Times Square, is scheduled to appear in federal court as of this morning for a preliminary hearing. New reports claim Shahzad also contemplated attacks on Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal and the World Financial Center in New York City. Officials also state he pondered attacking Connecticut helicopter manufacturers Sikorsky.

The 30-year-old Pakistani American now faces five counts in connection with the failed bomb attempt in the middle of Times Square on May 1st. If convicted, Shahzad could be sentenced to life in prison. For the latest coverage on the story, visit CNN.com.

As U.S. intelligence officials fear the Taliban are are actively planning additional attacks within the United States, will this affect your travel plans to the Big Apple or other parts of the country? What are your ongoing safety concerns when it comes to traveling within major hubs such as our own local Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport? Do you think additional security measures should be reinforced? Or do you believe all that can be done to keep us out of harm’s way is already in place?

A view from the street level of New York's famous Times Square.

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