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(AP) - Faisal Shahzad, the man arrested Monday inconnection with the failed plot to detonate a car bomb in NewYork's Times Square, was trying to board a flight to Dubai when hewas apprehended, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday. Holder said Shahzad, a U.S. citizen, was detained by agents fromCustoms and Border Protection at New York's John F. KennedyInternational Airport. The attorney general described the investigation as"multifaceted" and said federal, state and local authorities arecontinuing to pursue a number of leads. "As we move forward, wewill focus on not just holding those responsible for itaccountable, but also on obtaining any intelligence about terroristorganizations overseas," he said. Holder suggested authorities may be searching for more suspects,saying, "We will not rest until we have brought everyoneresponsible to justice." "It's clear that the intent behind this terrorist act was tokill Americans," Holder said. "It's important that the Americanpeople remain vigilant." Officials who spoke to The Associated Press early Tuesday on thecondition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of theinvestigation said Shahzad had recently returned from a five-monthtrip to Pakistan, where he had a wife. Shahzad, who has a Shelton, Connecticut, address, was being heldin New York.