Brian Zumhagen has been a weekend anchor at WNYC since 2003. His career in journalism started in 1993, with an internship in the press office of the German Green Party’s parliamentary delegation. Brian went on to spend the rest of the ‘90s working as a reporter, producer, and fill-in anchor at NPR member station KQED in San Francisco. He’s returned to Germany several times over the years for reporting projects. Most recently, he won a grant from the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship to produce radio features for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Before coming to WNYC, Brian was a frequent contributor to PRI’s The World. He reported for the program on 9/11 and served as the show’s United Nations correspondent during the run-up to the Iraq war. Brian lives in Queens with his wife and children.
Times Square Reopens
Sunday, May 02, 2010
New York, NY —
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.
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