Authorities: Maine Detainee Arrested In Portland

Sen. Susan Collins says there's not a direct tie between the man arrested in Maine and the suspect in the attempted bombing in New York's Times Square.

Mohammad Shafiq Rahman, who's known as Shafiq to friends, was detained on a visa violation. He is a computer programmer who's worked for Artist and Craftsman Supply.

Three Pakistani men were detained on Thursday — two in the Boston area, and one in Maine.

Portland Police Chief James Craig said Friday that Rahman was arrested in Portland, not neighboring South Portland, as was originally reported. Another law enforcement source who declined to be identified said Rahman lived in South Portland, but was arrested in Portland.

Artist and Craftsman Supply owner Larry Adlerstein says Rahman was a hard-working employee and a gentle soul. He says Rahman told him that he knew the Times Square car-bomb suspect but hadn't seen him for eight or nine years. Rahman told him that Shahzad didn't carry strong beliefs when he knew him.

Rahman was one of three Pakistani men detained Thursday. They're accused of supplying funds to Shahzad, but it's unclear if the men knew how the money was to be used.

This program aired on May 14, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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