Sunday, May 2, 2010

So who did it? Global terrorists or local home-grown schmucks? My guess is local schmucks. Stay tuned and tune in. Comments welcome.

UPDATE: most likely unhappy dis-satisfied homegrown USA punks.

"I think the intent was to cause a significant ball of fire," he said. "And scare the bejesus out of all New Yorkers. It was a psychological strike, foremost."

Firefighters who arrived shortly after first call heard a popping sound, said NYC Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano, who described the sound as not quite an explosion.

The bomb appeared to be starting to detonate but malfunctioned, top police spokesman Paul Browne told The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

No suspects were in custody, although Kelly said a surveillance video showed the car driving west on 45th Street before it parked between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Police were looking for more video from office buildings that weren't open at the time.


A Connecticut license plate on the vehicle did not match up, he said. Police interviewed the Connecticut car owner, who told police he had sent the plates to a nearby junkyard, he said.


Anonymous said...

Law enforcement officials offered a more detailed description of the makeup of the failed car bomb found in Times Square on Saturday night, and said they were reviewing surveillance footage that showed *****a white man ****who appeared to be in his 40s walking away from the area as he looked over his shoulder and removed a layer of clothing.

Anonymous said...

F.B.I. agents and detectives had identified and were seeking to interview the owner of the Pathfinder, which was traced to Connecticut. The owner’s name was not made public.

Anonymous said...

The New York City Police Department has released video showing a white male in his 40s looking back in the direction of West 45th street. He can also be seen in the video shedding a dark-colored shirt, revealing a red one underneath.

On Good Morning America, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg was cautious in his description of the man on the surveillance tape, calling him "a person of interest."

Bloomberg expressed confidence that whoever was responsible for the failed attack would be caught. "There's a high probability we will find out who did this," said Bloomberg. "There's a lot of evidence."

The would-be bomber packed the car with more than 100 pounds of fertilizer, but not the kind that would explode, police said.

Anonymous said...

Federal authorities have identified the man who recently bought the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder that was rigged to explode in Times Square as a naturalized United States citizen from ***Pakistan named Amhed Nboira Mohammed who recently returned from a trip there, and were seeking to arrest him on Monday night, according to several people briefed on the investigation.

The man, a Connecticut resident who was not publicly identified, bought the sport utility vehicle in Bridgeport, within the last three weeks, paying cash in a deal that involved no formal paperwork.

Anonymous said...

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