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Car bomb in Times Square

U.S. considers failed “amateurish” bombing a potential terrorist attack


 

At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, a T-shirt vendor in Times Square, New York City, alerted police to a smoking Nissan Pathfinder parked on the street. Thousands of tourists were evacuated from the area and police proceeded to dismantle an “amateurish” device found in the back of the sport-utility vehicle. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters they uncovered three propane tanks, fireworks, two filled 5-gallon (19-litre) gasoline containers, and two clocks with batteries, electrical wire and  a black metal box resembling a gun locker. “We avoided what we could have been a very deadly event,” said New York City’s mayor Michael Bloomberg. “It certainly could have exploded and had a pretty big fire and a decent amount of explosive impact.” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told CNN that the U.S. are treating the event as a potential terrorist attack.

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Car bomb in Times Square

  1. Unfortunately, I'm surprized it hasn't happend before but am sure it is just the beginning. Lunatic or terroist doesn't matter the idea is out in the open and it wil spread.