A man of Pakistani descent is being sought by New York law enforcement authorities in the Times Square bomb case.

Two New York law enforcement officials told AP that authorities have identified the buyer of the SUV used in the botched Times Square bombing and are seeking him as a potential suspect.

One of the officials told the news agency that the potential suspect is a man of Pakistani origin who recently traveled to Pakistan.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the case is at a sensitive stage.


The officials say the man is a Connecticut resident who paid cash weeks ago for the SUV parked in Times Square on Saturday and rigged with a crude propane-and-gasoline bomb.

An official says the car’s last registered owner told investigators he sold the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder to a man he did not know three weeks ago.

CBS News reported today that the last registered owner of the Pathfinder told investigators that he recently sold the car to a “Middle Eastern” or “Hispanic” looking man on Craigslist.

The man said he received $1,300 in $100 dollar bills for the car.

Meanwhile, Wall Street Journal reported today that number of cameras in the area near Times Square bomb attempt was at least 82, while the number of leads so far was only 3.