Times Square Car Bomb Suspect Appears In NY Court

The suspect in a botched car bombing in Times Square has left a New York City courtroom after his first public appearance since his arrest two weeks ago. Faisal Shahzad (FY'-sul shah-ZAHD') was led out of court Tuesday after a 10-minute appearance. Assistant public defender Julia Gatto identified herself as Shahzad's attorney at the appearance. She did not comment afterward. Shahzad did not enter a plea to the charges. The 30-year-old Shahzad has been held at an undisclosed location since his May 3 arrest on charges he abandoned a bomb-laden SUV in Times Square near several restaurants and a Broadway theater showing "The Lion King." Authorities say the ex-budget analyst from Bridgeport, Conn., had voluntarily waived his rights to an initial court appearance while he was cooperating.