Dan joined the station in 2004 as producer of WNYC’s All Things Considered and later moved on to Morning Edition. He works closely with the show’s host to keep the content interesting and fresh. He also handles breaking news, such as the transit strike, and reports on a variety of stories, ranging from the court battle over same sex marriage to the efforts to bring a NASCAR race track to Staten Island.
Bicyclist Still Sought in Times Square Bombing
Friday, March 07, 2008
New York, NY —
Police are still looking for a bicyclist who may have been responsible for yesterday's small bomb blast in Times Square.
Meanwhile, letters sent to many members of Congress with the phrase "we did it" turn out to be completely unrelated. WNYC's Dan Blumberg has more.
It's just a very strange coincidence that the envelopes, complete with a photo of the Times Square military recruiting center and a long anti-war letter, arrived the same day as yesterday's bombing. The FBI questioned the sender in Los Angeles and no charges are expected.
Investigators are examining a possible link to a Canadian border stop in which two individuals fled, reportedly leaving a backpack with photos of New York landmarks, including the military recruiting station.
Meanwhile, New York police were out early talking to people who are normally in Times Square in the middle of the night. Yesterday's 3:45am explosion is similar in method and timing to two previous small blasts at New York's Mexican and British consulates.
I'm Dan Blumberg in New York.