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Times Square bomber faces sentencing in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors are using a dramatic videotape of a test blast conducted by the government in Pennsylvania as evidence against the man who admitted trying to bomb Times Square.

Faisal Shahzad (FY'-sul shah-ZAHD') faces a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.

Calling himself a Muslim solider, a defiant Shahzad pleaded guilty in June to 10 terrorism and weapons counts.

The Pakistani-American was arrested two days after his May 1 attempted bombing fizzled in a Times Square packed with tourists. The bomb he had packed into the back of a sports utility vehicle sputtered.

While Shahzad's bomb did not explode, FBI technicians studied his design before using it to build a working model they say demonstrated his deadly intent.


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