Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare

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  1. Mem

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    A suspicious vehicle in the heart of Times Square led the police to clear thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening.

    There was no explosion.

    Police officials said a witness reported a running Nissan Pathfinder with Connecticut plates, with smoke coming out of the back. A bomb squad robot popped the back latch of the Pathfinder, and officers found what they initially believed was a bomb. The vehicle was found to contain explosives, gasoline, propane and burned wires, a Fire Department officer told Reuters.


    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare - NYTimes.com
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    Thank God nothing happened. Now they can be on the lookout for suspicious vehicles. They may even eventually close that area off to traffic.
     
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    Yikes! Props to the witness who reported the suspicious vehicle.
     
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    The food vendor who reported the incident is rightfully so being hailed as a hero. I am a scant few blocks away and didn't know anything till I heard on the news. But it doesn't surprise me that someone would plan something like this on a day when the weather was great and people were lulled into a happy state and aso that there would be extra people in Times Square. Egads....what next?!
     
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    The sick Bastards, i will be there in two weeks too.Thank god for people on alert.
     
  5. HellsKitchenmanNYC

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    yes def! Everything was shut down in TS last night. The Broadway shows and the streets were cleared from what I hear.
    BTW I hope to meet you when you're here!
    Hugs
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    I'm actually surprised that who ever it was found a parking space in Times Square.
     
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    Touche'!:biggrin1:
     
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    Now they've got a diagram of how to build a car bomb on an internet news website.

    WTF??????

    rEALLY smart.
     
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