U. of Bridgeport reacts to Shahzad arrest

The University of Bridgeport community is reacting to the arrest of Faisal Shahzad in connection with Saturday's failed car bombing of Times Square.Shahzad received degrees

BRIDGEPORT - The University of Bridgeport community is reacting to the arrest of Faisal Shahzad in connection with Saturday's failed car bombing of Times Square.

Shahzad received degrees from the school in 2000 and 2005.

One of Shahzad's former advisers tells News 12 Connecticut he was a fairly unremarkable student. Assistant Dean Ward Thrasher says many of the faculty doesn't even remember Shahzad.

Meanwhile, students on campus are worried about what the arrest will mean for the school's reputation.

The university did release a statement saying it doesn't condone acts of violence and terrorism and works to combat racial and ethnic prejudices.

Story linksMuslim leaders: Shahzad not activeBombing suspect had several local tiesBridgeport Mayor Finch: City is safeBridgeport man charged in NYC car bomb plotBridgeport woman sold SUV used in failed attackAP source: Man tied to Pakistan sought in NYC car bomb caseOfficials: Plates on Times Square SUV from Conn.

Raw videoVideo: FBI search of home of car bomb suspectVideo: Chopper 12 footage of raid at Faisal Shahzad's homeVideo: Police raid on the Brigeport home of car bomb suspect

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