The man who attempted to bomb Times Square was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison in Federal District Court in Manhattan.
Faisal Shahzad, 31, was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to ten bombing-related counts in June, according to the Washington Post.
Shahzad placed an SUV with 3 homemade bombs in Times Square, which he attempted to detonate, according to the Los Angeles Times. However, the bombs were not properly wired, and they did not detonate.
Shahzad was arrested on May 3 at John F. Kennedy International Airport when he boarded a plane to Dubai, according to the New York Times.
U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum said that it was necessary for Shahzad to be sentenced to life, according to the Washington Post, because it will protect the public from people that want to follow Shahzad.