Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement in response to the arrest of the suspect in the Time Square bombing attempt.

“The discovery that the suspect in the Time Square bombing attempt has been living in Fairfield County is a jarring reminder that, due to our proximity to New York City, we face special and uncertain security concerns. Our community was uniquely impacted by 9/11, and this incident is a timely reminder that we must remain sensitive and alert to our unique vulnerability.

“Local and federal law enforcement officials are working to determine how this incident occurred, help prevent future attacks, and bring the terrorist to justice. I commend these officials as well as the citizens whose alertness and quick action were key to the bomber’s arrest. This event should also remind us that we all have a responsibility—to our neighbors, friends, and families—to remain alert and vigilant.