NY - Police suspect car bomb, evacuate Times Square

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  1. Blue_Dolphin308

    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    This is on the home page of MSNBC. No other details that I can find!
     
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    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    A suspicious vehicle abandoned in Times Square that appeared to contain materials that could be used to make an improvised bomb triggered a massive police response and a partial evacuation of New York City's theater district.
    Part of New York City's Times Square area was evacuated Saturday, May 1, after a suspicious vehicle was found there on fire.
    (Getty Images)

    Police activity was going on for more than three hours, and investigators said they were taking the situation seriously.
    According to mutiple sources, however, the situation was still fluid.
    Conflicting reports were coming in to police officials as to what exactly was suspicious about the vehicle and its contents.
    Some reports noted the vehicle was on fire. Others noted it contained metal boxes.
    According to one account, the vehicle was driven into Times Square, was left with its flashers on and then the driver left.
    After the fire in the vehicle was reported at around 6:35 p.m., police closed off an area in Times Square near 44th Street and 7th Avenue.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/nycs-times-square-evacuated-bomb-scare/story?id=10530777
     
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    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    Reuters quoted a New York Fire Department official as saying the vehicle was found to contain explosives, gasoline, propane and burned wires. The officer, who did not give his name because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said a man was seen fleeing the vehicle.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36892505/ns/us_news-security/
     
  5. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    MSNBC is covering it live on TV right now.
     
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    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    Nissan Pathfinder with Conneticut plates
     
  7. Blue_Dolphin308

    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    An officer noticed a box in the car with smoke coming out of it. No confirmation that it is a bomb, they did find propane cylanders and gas cans in the car.
     
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    Cnn is covering it now as well!
     
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    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    Theaters, resteraunts, and hotels were all being evacuated
     
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    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    They found a timing device as well.
     
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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/05/01/new-york-city-police-close-times-square-investigation/

    New York City Police Close Times Square for Possible Car Bomb

    Police said Saturday the bomb squad was investigating the contents of the car on 45th Street

    Police have closed some streets in New York City's Times Square as they investigate a car that has been "deemed suspicious."

    An official tells Fox News that a dark SUV was found to have what initial reports indicated was a "failed incendiary device," including gasoline, propane and wires.

    The area is now secure, with immediate areas closed off.

    A man was seen running from the vehicle, but authorities have not been able to find or identify him.

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  12. fran

    fran Former Member

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    According to an interview on FOX news, the NY PD is now looking throughout the city, for any additional, POSSIBLE, links, bombs, etc..............

    JMHO
    fran

    PS sorry, no link, it's on FOXnews, cable live....the ENTIRE city for anything SUSPICIOUS!!!!.....IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING 'SUSPICIOUS, CALL 911! So many have cameras, videos, they may have something IMPORTANT!!!
     
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    fran Former Member

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    A man was seen running, but no further comment about it.

    fran
     
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    fran Former Member

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100502/ap_on_re_us/us_times_square_car_smoke

    Times Square cleared as suspected car bomb found


    Police found an apparent car bomb in a parked sport utility vehicle Saturday evening in New York City's Times Square, then evacuated buildings and cleared streets of thousands of tourists in "the Crossroads of the World."

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/01/AR2010050104077.html?hpid=topnews

    Times Square cleared as suspected car bomb found

    NEW YORK -- Police found an apparent car bomb in a parked sport utility vehicle Saturday evening in New York City's Times Square, then evacuated buildings and cleared streets of thousands of tourists in "the Crossroads of the World."

    A mounted police officer noticed smoke coming from the SUV at 6:30 p.m., police said. Bomb investigators found propane tanks, powder and an apparent timing device inside, according to a law enforcement official who wasn't authorized to release the information and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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  16. Elphaba

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    TS is always crawling with heavy police presence that are heavily armed... bravo to the officer that was on top of this.
     
  17. tfrohning

    tfrohning Rest in Peace

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    Gosh it seem to me there something like that last week..
     
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    I feel for New Yorkers - must be difficult to ever let your guard down, you know?
     
  19. fran

    fran Former Member

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    The public in that area carries cell phones and someone in that area was probably carrying a cell phone in that area at the time. If le is contacted , they will look at it and investigate it. They know that someone, saw something.

    If you're looking at FOX tonite, and you think you have something, call LE tonite.............you may have something important.

    OK not word, for word, but that was what they were trying to say, imo.

    IF you could POSSIBLY have been in the area, you MAY have seen something IMPORTANT! Call LE.

    fran
     
  20. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    This whole thing started at about 6:30 PM, I think the police were on it very early on.
     
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    Crude car bomb, thought to be a serious threat.
     

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