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Maine Man Held in Times Square Probe Released
08/27/2010 10:16 AM ET  

Mohammad Shafiq Rahman, was released from a federal immigration facility in Massachusetts after posting $10,000 bail.

A South Portland man has been released from jail more than three months after he was arrested on an immigration violation during the investigation into the attempted Times Square car bombing.

Mohammad Shafiq Rahman, originally from Pakistan, was released yesterday from federal immigration facility in Massachusetts yesterday after posting $10,000 bail. Larry Adlerstein, Rahman's former employer at a Portland art supply store, says he met with Rahman and his wife this morning.

"I think he's doing well," Adlerstein says. "We talked briefly about the three months he sat in jail, and he didn't seem angry or bitter. In fact he said had stopped smoking and he felt it was good for that."

Adlerstein says Rahman still can't legally work in the U.S., but offered to volunteer his services as a computer programmer at the store. Rahman was arrested in May, along with two Massachusetts men, as authorities investigated the failed car bombing.

The three were taken into custody on immigration violations, and none of them has been charged in connection with the Times Square case.



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