New York, May 4 (ANI): US investigators probing Saturday night's failed bomb attempt at the Times Square are probing the possibility of a 'naturalized American citizen' being involved, who was in Pakistan for several months and had returned to America recently.
According to sources, federal authorities have confirmed 'foreign links' in the failed bombing plot.
Senior Obama administration officials told Fox News that the latest investigations support the suspicion that there was a foreign connection behind the terror plot.
Sources said evidence includes international phone calls made by the person, who has not been identified publicly.
"Don't be surprised if you find a foreign nexus. They're looking at some tell-tale signs and they're saying it's pointing in that direction," said a senior White House official.
It may be noted that the Pakistan Taliban has already claimed the responsibility for the bombing plot.
Meanwhile, the last owner of the Nissan Pathfinder, which was found abandoned loaded with crude explosives at the Times Square, has told the investigators that he had recently sold the SUV to a "Middle Eastern" or "Hispanic" looking man for 1,300 dollars.
Earlier, for the first time the White House confirmed that the plot was a 'terrorist act'.
"I think that we have made really substantial progress. Ultimately this investigation will be successful and the people responsible for that attempt will be found and brought to justice," Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters. (ANI)