Bridgeport (Connecticut, US), May 6 (ANI): Thirty-year-old Pakistani American terror suspect Faisal Shahzad lived in a non-descript bachelor's pad in Bridgeport on the outskirts of New York city.
According to the New York Daily News, the grayish carpet and beige walls offer no hint whatsoever of the diabolical plot that was conjured inside.
Shahzad slept on an air mattress, drank instant coffee, lifted free weights and plotted a Times Square terror attack inside the drab 1,150-dollar-a-month Connecticut apartment, authorities believe.
He bolted from his two-bedroom home so quickly Monday that he abandoned his Nike running shoes, a half-filled cup of coffee and green-covered Koran.
It was a life led without frills in a sparsely furnished abode.
His weight bench and paint supplies dominated the living room. The athletic amateur artist kept an assortment of oil paints, brushes and an easel in the room.
The adjoining hobby room was empty, but landlord Stanislaw Chomika said it was once dominated by Shahzad's pet project: A scale wooden replica of a mosque, now seized by federal officials.
He had no TV or radio but owned a DVD of the hit George Clooney movie "Up In The Air."
The kitchen held other signs of a regular, if lonely, life: barbecue potato chips, Arizona Ice Tea, a Subway sandwich wrapper.
Shahzad rented the second-floor flat in June 2009, soon after quitting his job and trying to sell his family home in Shelton, Connecticut. (ANI)