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This is getting REALLY old. We need to put an end to this BS. If this were any sort of chemical,biological,radiological attack we would have issues. NEW YORK Police

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Old 05-02-2010, 01:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is getting REALLY old. We need to put an end to this BS. If this were any sort of chemical,biological,radiological attack we would have issues.

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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.

"There were explosive elements, including powder, gasoline, propane and some kind of electrical wires attached to a clock," Browne said early Sunday. "No motive has been identified."

An officer noticed smoke coming from the SUV around 6:30 p.m. and cleared the streets. The area remained closed more than seven hours later.

Police are investigating a report that someone was seen running from the vehicle at some point and are reviewing security videotapes, Browne said. The Nissan Pathfinder's license plates do not match the car's registration, he said.

Police evacuated several residential and commercial buildings and cleared the streets of people. Police were deployed around the area with heavy weapons on empty streets in the heart of busy midtown Manhattan.

Some tourists reported hearing a small explosion hours after the car was first located.

Shelly Carlisle, of Portland, Ore., said police crowded into her Broadway theater after the curtain closed on "Next to Normal," a show on the same block where the SUV was found.

"At the end of the show, the police came in. We were told we had to leave," Carlisle said. "They said there was a bomb scare."

The car was parked on 45th Street, and the block was closed between Seventh and Eighth avenues as a precaution, police said. Times Square lies about four traffic-choked miles north of where terrorists bombed the World Trade Center in 1993, then laid waste to it on Sept. 11, 2001.

FBI agents are on the scene with the New York Police Department, and the matter is being taken seriously, said Paul Bresson, head of the FBI's public affairs office at bureau headquarters in Washington.

The Homeland Security Department is aware of the situation, but the NYPD has it under control and is investigating, said a Homeland Security official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is in progress.

The block that was closed is one of the prime blocks for Broadway shows, with seven theaters housing such big shows as "Billy Elliot" and "Lend Me a Tenor."

The curtain at "God of Carnage" and "Red" opened a half-hour later than usual, but the shows were not canceled, said spokesman Adrian Bryan-Brown.

Katy Neubauer, 46, and Becca Saunders, 39, of Milwaukee, were shopping for souvenirs two blocks south of the SUV when they saw panicked crowds.

"It was a mass of people running away from the scene," Neubauer said.

Said Saunders: "There were too many people, too many cops. I've never seen anything like it."

Mayor Michael Bloomberg left early from the White House correspondent's dinner Saturday night. A news conference was planned in New York for early Sunday.

President Barack Obama, who attended the annual gala, praised the quick response by the New York Police Department, White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said. He has also directed his homeland security and counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, to advise New York officials that the federal government is prepared to provide support.

Brennan and others will keep Obama up to date on the investigation, Shapiro said.

In December, a van without license plates parked in Times Square led police to block off part of the area for about two hours. A police robot examined the vehicle, and clothes, racks and scarves were found inside.

In March 2008, a hooded bicyclist hurled an explosive device at a military recruiting center in the heart of Times Square, producing a flash, smoke and full-scale emergency response. No suspect was ever identified.

In December, police evacuated thousands of holiday tourists from Times Square after finding a white van that had been parked there for days without license plates and blacked-out windows. No bombs were found, and police later said they overlooked the van because it contained a parking placard for a nonprofit police group.

Police have spent years trying to crack down on street hustlers and peddlers preying on tourists. But there have been two major instances of gunfire in recent months. A street hustler armed with a machine pistol exchanged shots in December, shattering a Broadway theater ticket window, before police fatally shot the man.

Four separate shooting incidents and more than 50 arrests on a mile-long stretch of Manhattan last month around Times Square prompted the mayor to call the mayhem "wilding."
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I wouldn't be surprised if they implement a full car scanning device at certain checkpoints in busy locations... the same way they have the full body scanners at airports. You know... to make sure the "bad guys" aren't driving around with bombs.
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G37Sam tell the truth, you were in Manhattan right!
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Some tourists reported hearing a small explosion hours after the car was first located.
Built Nissan tough? Maybe it already went off and the chassis took one for the team!
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This **** is getting old. When are they going to understand you can't have the NYPD at 8,000 less officers than past years when the population in the city is up 1,000,000!
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LAPD trimmed back too, and our budget's so bad we're releasing minor convicts out of jails...
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That's screwed up.
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Pakistani Taliban apparently claimed responsibility for the bomb. It was stated that the "small explosion" heard was a diversion for a larger one that was to go off.

This is according the a emergency news bulletin that just went out on multiple channels.
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This is getting REALLY old. We need to put an end to this BS. If this were any sort of chemical,biological,radiological attack we would have issues.
New York seems to be a favorite spot for terrorists. But don't worry blue, Janet Napolitano is the Secretary of Home Land Security, you're in good hands! She will take care of the issue!
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I wouldn't be shocked if this was just a "tester" to see how long it would take police to respond...the report said it the rig what pretty rudimentary, so it could have been a pilot.
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And you see bwu, I told you, no one likes the yankees lol

They keep trying to blow them up lol.
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And you see bwu, I told you, no one likes the yankees lol

They keep trying to blow them up lol.
That would make sense if the Yankees played in Times Square....
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Was having dinner in Queens around that time on Saturday, so well away from Times Square...such an exciting city.
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Political Rant in 3...2...1...

It's just another false flag terror plot set up to keep the nightly news watching public scared so they forget that we are fighting a neverending war in the Middle East and instead make them feel like it's all justified. Pretty soon Osama will pop up with a cryptic message for the United States. It's all so cliche' at this point it's just propaganda noise.

Obama has the lowest approval rating in his term... unemployment is at it's highest even after passing a 780 BILLION dollar stimulus package that was supposed to be the fix-all for everything and thousands of US troops are dying in the Middle East fighting a war that cannot be won. Think about it... the war on terror. Terrorism is just going to one day stop?

I have an idea... how about instead of sending troops over to the Middle East and basically "creating" more terrorists everytime an innocent person gets killed and their family member seeks revenge, we just pull out.

But that won't happen... not when there is billions and billions of dollars to be made off of war. War is very, very profitable.
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