The 30-year-old Pakistani American terror suspect lived in a non-descript bachelor’s pad in Bridgeport.
Shahzad slept on an air mattress, drank instant coffee and lifted free weights inside the apartment from which officials say he hatched a plan to blow up a bomb in Times Square.
His walls were bare and no photographs adorned the countertops. He appeared to have bolted so quickly from his apartment on Monday that he left behind his green covered Koran. It’s a version some scholars consider to be a militant interpretation.
The adjoining hobby room was empty, but the landlord said it was once home to Shahzad’s miniature wooden replica of a mosque, which federal officials have seized. Also seized from the apartment is Shahzad’s laptop.
Shahzad appeared to have no TV or radio, but did have a DVD of the hit movie “Up In The Air.”
In Washington, some lawmakers want suspected terrorists stripped of their U.S. citizenship.
U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman introduced legislation that amends an existing law by revoking the citizenship of any American who works for a foreign terrorist organization.
“It’s become clearly a strategy of al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups over the past couple of years to recruit American citizens who can train overseas and then use their American passports to re-enter our country for the purpose of planning and carrying out attacks against us,” Lieberman said.
Officials are now investigating whether foreign terrorist groups in Pakistan and elsewhere financed Shahzad’s failed bombing.