Sunday, May 02, 2010

Car Bomb Discovered in Times Square - Updated

Update: Mr. Strangelove at The Jawa Report posts a video from "Taliban News" claiming responsibility for the NYC car bomb. YouTube has already removed the video, which was apparently prepared prior to news of the car bomb's discovery.

Also, Fox News reports that another car bomb has been discovered in Pittsburgh. Stable Hand of The Jawa Report provides this link to the Pittsburgh incident.

A Nissan Pathfinder was found about 6:30 Saturday evening in New York's Times Square containing gunpowder, propane tanks and a timing device. Police have "rendered it safe." The vehicle was smoking when discovered.

From the Associated Press:
NEW YORK — Police found a suspected car bomb in a smoking sport utility vehicle Saturday evening in Times Square, then cleared the streets of thousands of tourists milling through the landmark district so they could dismantle the device.

A white robotic police arm broke windows of the black Nissan Pathfinder to remove any explosive materials while heavily armed police and emergency vehicles shut down the city's busiest streets, teeming with taxis and theatergoers on one of the first summer-like days of the year.

Investigators removed bomb-making materials, including propane tanks, explosive powders and a crude timing device, top police spokesman Paul Browne said.
Thanks to a tip from SweetBee, via text.