One of three arrests today in connection with the attempted car-bombing in Times Square was made in Portland, police said.

Portland Police Chief James Craig told The Portland Press Herald that a man was taken into custody in the city by federal officials. He did not have details about the case and deferred questions to the FBI.

Federal officials said three people who were encountered as agents executed search warrants across the Northeast were charged with immigration violations. Two were in greater Boston and the third in Maine.

The FBI cautioned that the men have not been charged with terrorism and their detention does not necessarily mean they were involved in the plot by Faisal Shahzad to detonate a car packed with fuel.

Wire services reported that like Shahzad, the three men were from Pakistan.


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