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Times Square Reopens

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Police found what they call an "amateurish" but potentially powerful bomb in a smoking SUV last night on a block of Broadway theaters and restaurants teeming with tourists. They then cleared the area so they could dismantle the device. Police removed the car early this morning, and streets have been opened to traffic.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the vehicle contained three propane tanks, consumer-grade fireworks, two filled 5-gallon gasoline containers, and two clocks with batteries, electrical wire and other components. Police also recovered a black metal box resembling a gun locker.

Authorities say the Connecticut license plates were registered to another vehicle. No suspects are in custody, but Kelly says a surveillance video shows the car approaching Times Square and then parking.

Police are looking for more video from office buildings that weren't open at the time.

For related stories on the Times Square Terror Plot, click here.

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