Man accused in Times Square car bombing attempt agrees to delay of indictment

NEW YORK (AP) — Times Square car bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad (FY'-sul shah-ZAHD') has agreed to let the government delay seeking an indictment against him while it continues discussions with his lawyer.

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday released paperwork saying they can delay until June 21 deciding how to proceed with charges in the May 1 attempted bombing, in which an SUV laden with gasoline and propane tanks was parked near a Broadway theater but didn't blow up.

Shahzad was arrested May 3. The ex-budget analyst from Bridgeport, Conn., was on a Dubai-bound plane at a New York City airport.

Authorities say he cooperated with investigators for two weeks before asking for a lawyer.

Shahzad was charged with attempted use of weapons of mass destruction and attempted acts of terrorism. A phone message left with his lawyer hasn't been returned.