New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday criticized the fact that the Times Square bombing suspect was able to board a plane bound for Dubai shortly before being arrested.
“I don’t want to speculate how that happened. Clearly the guy was on the plane and shouldn’t have been,” Bloomberg said at a press conference.
US authorities say they arrested Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-born US citizen, at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport after he boarded an Emirates Airline plane that was on the point of take off.
Bloomberg said “we should take a good look” at how Shahzad was able to get on the plane after buying a ticket and clearing strict security procedures.
“I don’t want to criticize those who provide security at the airports,” Bloomberg said. “It is a federal agency that has a no-fly list that lets you on or not.”