The FBI has released a video showing a simulation of the Times Square Bombing attempt by Faisal Shahzad (who pled guilty and will be sentenced next week). The effects of such a bomb—had it been assembled and detonated correctly—would have been devastating.
In his statements to investigators following the May 1 attack, Shahzad said he believed his device would have killed about 40 people.
Judging from the video released today by the FBI, which is urging that the Federal Court sentence him to the maximum of life in prison, 40 people may have been the low side of the estimate.
Watch the whole thing. This video belongs right next to the word “scary” in Webster’s Dictionary.