NYC Car Bomb Fails to Detonate

Love | Peace In a combo of caring and quick thinking, police surveillance and bad bomb making, the car-bomb explosion targeted for New York’s Times Square didn’t go off last night. Much of the Times Square area of New York was sealed off last night.

At 6:28 p.m., a video surveillance camera recorded what was believed to be the dark green Nissan S.U.V. driving west on 45th Street.

Moments later a T-shirt street vendor saw smoke coming out of the vehicle, parked ackwardly on the sidewalk with motor running and hazard light on. The vendor called a mounted police officer who smelled gunpowder. The evaculation of Times Square began.

“Inside, they discovered three canisters of propane like those used for barbecue grills, two five-gallon cans of gasoline, consumer-grade fireworks — the apparent source of the “pops” — and two clocks with batteries,” said New York Major Michael Bloomberg. He said the device “looked amateurish.” via NY Times