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NEW YORK — Court records show that the suspect in the failed Times Square bombing defaulted on a $200,000 mortgage on his Connecticut home and that the property is in foreclosure.
Records obtained by The Associated Press show that Chase Home Finance LLC sued Faisal Shahzad (FY’-sul shah-ZAHD’) in September to foreclose on the home in Shelton.
Authorities say they arrested Shahzad at New York’s Kennedy Airport on Monday night on a plane about to leave for Dubai.
The foreclosure records show Shahzad took out the mortgage on the property in 2004, and he co-owned the home with a woman named Huma Mian. The foreclosure case is pending in Milford Superior Court.
A message was left Tuesday with an attorney for Chase’s law firm. The records show Shahzad and Mian didn’t have lawyers for the case.
Attorney General Eric Holder responds to reporters’ questions about the investigation into the Times Square car bomb incident, following a speech at the National Conference on Human Trafficking at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 3, 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
A New York City police officer stands watch on Times Square in New York, Monday, May 3, 2010, as pedestrians pass by. Activity appeared normal in the wake of a car bomb incident over the weekend. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
In this combination of images taken from video released by the New York City Police Department on Sunday, May 2, 2010, a chronological sequence of frames from top left to bottom right show a man, center right, removing a dark shirt in an alleyway in New York around the time that a car began to smoke in Times Square, leading to the discovery of car bomb Saturday night. Investigators Monday were looking to speak with the man videotaped shedding his shirt near the sport utility vehicle where the bomb was found. The surveillance video shows an unidentified white man apparently in his 40s slipping down Shubert Alley and taking off his shirt, revealing another underneath. In the same clip, he’s seen looking back in the direction of the smoking vehicle and furtively putting the first shirt in a bag. (AP Photo/New York City Police Department)
This house at 119 Long Hill Ave. in Shelton, Conn., seen Tuesday May 4, 2010, that is the former home of the Faisal Shahzad who was arrested Monday. May 3, 2010, at New YOrk’s Kennedy airport in conneciton to the failed Times Square car bomb. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey).