By all accounts, Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shazad, 30, lived a quiet, simple life with his wife and two children in a Shelton, Connecticut suburb. Neighbors say they often saw the children playing outside, but Shahzad and his young wife kept to themselves.
"To me, they were regular people," said a former neighbor, Mary Ann Galich.
Shahzad's wife, Huma Mian, often wore a veil covering her tight curls and a robe, while Shahzad wore suits or casual clothing such as khakis.
On the exterior, the family's home life appeared happy and serene. But trouble was brewing just under the surface. An intense, seething hatred for America and everything Americans value seemed to set the quiet Shahzad on a course of self-destruction and attempted mass murder.