Car bomb in New York Times Square

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  1. New York's Times Square has been evacuated after the discovery of a car bomb, police have confirmed.

    A dark-coloured car was found to contain explosives, gasoline, propane and burned wires, a New York Fire Department officer told Reuters.
    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 car.
    Police in New York confirmed a car bomb had been found and bomb squad officers were dismantling the device.

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/New-York-Times-Square-Evacuated-After-Car-Containing-Explosives-Is-Discovered/Article/201005115623779?lpos=World_News_Carousel_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15623779_New_York_Times_Square_Evacuated_After_Car_Containing_Explosives_Is_Discovered
     
  2. US press conference on BBC1 now.

    Improvised car bomb, containing propane, petrol, fireworks, wiring and clocks, and a still-to-be examined gun locker.

    No word yet on whether it's likely to be a home grown loon.
     
  3. Times Square... symbolic target.. this itself probably indicated Islamists as does the Propane as its straight out of their textbook.

    Right wing Christian groups tend to have a problem with Federal Government and target accordingly.

    Time will tell but our American cousins now have a feast of evidence. Let us hope they make arrests sooner rather than later.
     
  4. Sounds like good drills all round. The guy who alerted the police was a Vietnam Veteran.
     
  5. Was his name Charle?? :D
     
  6. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Wish they would hurry up and name the responsible group so that we can organise can collections in the pubs for them a la NORAID :x
     
  7. Do you think the car had an English flag on it and a note saying "have this back you bastards" :)
     
  8. Sounds more like a Toyota.
     
  9. It was parked outside a Bank of America so could still be home grown, very much a case of wait and see.
     
  10. True... but still symbolic... right wing groups in the States tend to think relatively locally as far as their attack profile goes. Although the device seems a bit amateurish, there looks like there is at least some sophistication behind the planning (False plates, vehicle ID removed etc).

    I honestly think Right wing groups would attack a Jewish owned bank but then again, they do have a problem with their own government too.

    Time will tell.
     
  11. Yes but it was a Federal Government target, the casualties were secondary in a way.

    Car bomb in Times square would indicate that mass casualties in a symbolic area is the main aim.

    A lot of people watching AND a lot of people dead.
     
  12. It also knocked the 'oil slick' story off the front pages and news bulletins.A coincidence?
     
  13. Very sharp :lol: obviously didn't go to the game yesterday lol
     
  14. [/quote]It was parked outside a Bank of America so could still be home grown, very much a case of wait and see.[/quote]

    It was a provo safebreaker, but seeing as he was a bit thick, your supposed to put the explosives beside the safe. Don't they have, Northern Bank in the US, make it easier for the inbreds.