Homemade Car Bomb In Times Square Causes Big Panic, Labeled As Terrorist Activity

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Car Bomb in Times Square

A car bomb nearly caused a bloodbath in the heart of Times Square yesterday as a homemade explosive device in an SUV parked outside the doors of “The Lion King” fizzled out.

The bomb caused a terror scare that forced thousands of people to evacuate the Crossroads of the World and turned Times Square into a ghost town for hours.
An unidentified T-shirt vendor, who is a Vietnam veteran, saw smoke billowing from a Nissan Pathfinder and alerted Police Officer Wayne Rhatigan, a mounted patrol cop, who looked inside the smoldering vehicle at around 6:30 p.m. on West 45th Street near Seventh Avenue in front of an entrance to the Minskoff Theatre, which houses the hugely popular Disney musical, Mayor Bloomberg said early this morning. Rhatigan, who has been on the force for 19 years, the last four in the Mounted Unit, smelled gunpowder and called in the Fire Department, which put out the car fire as he and two patrol officers cleared the area of civilians.

Bomb Squad members then searched the SUV, which bore Connecticut license plates that were actually registered to a Ford F-150, and found two gasoline cans, three propane tanks, electrical wires, black powder, consumer grade fireworks and two clocks, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. “I think the intent was to cause a significant ball of fire,” Kelly said. A Bomb Squad robot was used to handle the suspicious package in the back of the vehicle, officials said.

Bloomberg called the device “amateurish” but said that the city was “very lucky” because of the quick-thinking actions of the hero T-shirt vendor and Rhatigan.
There was a “box within a box” in the car, a 2X2X4 black gun locker, Kelly said. The Mayor added that the cameras, “couldn’t detect who was in the vehicle, how many were in the vehicle and what was in the vehicle.”

Cops were looking at other security videos from various cameras in the area that may have captured images of the suspect. Authorities searched the immediate area for any possible secondary devices, but no other areas were evacuated. Also an NYPD and federal manhunt for the suspect began. Investigators interviewed the person who had the license plates before they were put on the Pathfinder. That person is not a suspect and told officials that he dropped the plates off at a junkyard. Police are trying to track down the owner of that junkyard.

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  • John J

    1st

  • invader zim

    EVERYBODY knows that the gov’t planted that car there so they can start martial law in nyc and remove all the blacks jews and latinos, but the chinese can stay for some odd reason

  • ReALiSt AKA ReALeSt (Mis-Education of Prof. Henry Louis Gates)

    Lol! This is fake as fu@k!!

  • Nubian King

    It’s bound to happen….it took 3 X for malcontents finally to destroy the World Trade Center……New York has a powder keg of problems…..see if they crack down on illegal immigrants (Mexicans mainly, Europeans secondly) they will have to actually pay people a living wage their……(they) the “white” power stucture, though it be only 1/3 of the population do not want this.

    Now since New York will not crack down on immigration it will continue to have a open door policy for any malcontent from the middle east or people willing to kill for that agenda living amonst them, slowly but surely this malcontents will turn New York into
    “BAGDAD WEST”.

    New York is smaller example of a bigger problem that Western Nations are having, however New York is a better example of Americas “race’ problem….I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a Black man that was not a muslim but a Pan-AFICAN Nationalist who wanted to cause havoc and initiate a blowback so that Africans in America would feel some pressure to fight for their liberation…..

  • sean-slade

    First I’d like to thank those 3 pigs for preventing what could have been a catastrophe.

    Second I’d like to say I think the government was behind this s*it in some fashion.

  • Soul Man

    SOL BLACKMAN WAS HERE.

  • R_U_Trying_To_Prove_Her_Right?

    But for the incompetence of the bomb maker, a great TRAGEDY was avoided.

    This is inexcusable — that is one of the most visited sites in the WORLD.

    If the cops have to rely on alert street vendors to protect the city, God help us.

  • http://deleted white male

    freakin taliban

  • education is key

    our SAFETY is more important than an illegals rights

  • always knew

    The biggest joke of all. They demand rights in this country. Mexico continue to outsource it’s welfare to us, and we pay. Most of them don’ even pay taxes, but get tax returns, welfare, etc. benefits that they should not be getting,then they take over with their anchor babies and start groups like “La Raza” which means The Race. Then they start protesting, (which they don’t do in Mexico) then STUPID blks join them, when here is no common pight.Do they ever join our groups, when blks are being victimized? Right.

  • don

    IT Sounds like another STUPID caribben plot to me:

    the jamaica shoe bomber was too dumb
    the JFK caribban plotter was too dumb
    the Sears tower caribban plotter was too dumb
    and the african underwear bomber was too dumb

  • education is key

    @always knew
    U R ON POINT. I HEARD THAT AL SHARPTON WAS SUPPORTING ARIZONA’S NEW LAW UNTIL HE HAD A MEETING WITH OBAMA AND CHANGED HIS TUNE. CAN U BELIEVE IT??? DOESN’T OBAMA KNOW WHAT MEXICANS DID TO BLACKS IN CALIFORNIA? DOES HE CARE??? DOES HE CARE ONLY THAT THESE ILLEGALS VOTE FOR HIM REGARDLESS OF THE CARNAGE?

  • always knew

    Even if you dont care about them taking our jobs. And you don’t care about them taking over America.

    Do you know what AZTLAN is? Do you know what La Raza means?

    Before you join hands with these people, that would rather kill you than deal with you, maybe you should find out…

  • always knew

    http://www.mayorno.com/WhoIsMecha.html

    ONe last thing before I go, I want you to think about Mexico. What is the immigration law their country? They have severe penalties for illegal immigration…

    While we idly sit back and let anyone in, What you get is what you deserve.

    Back your own and stand with Americans against ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. Before it’s too late…

    You do nothing, you only have yourself to blame…

  • education is key

    could u elaborate?

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