Politics

Small Explosion Hits Times Square

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It looks like a small device was set off next to a military recruiting station.

Here’s more…

The police said the explosive device involved in the Times Square blast this morning was “roughly similar” to the devices used in two earlier bombings at foreign consulates in Manhattan, in 2005 and 2007, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said at an afternoon news conference. The device had been placed in an ammunition box like the kind that can be bought at a military supply store. Officials said that in today’s attack, a man bundled in a gray hooded jacket or sweatshirt was seen riding a bicycle around the recruiting station moments before the explosion. Subways and traffic are running normally through Times Square.

It doesn’t look like the people from the first two incidents have been caught, so don’t hold your breath for this one either.

And, just speculating here, but I doubt this is a foreign terrorist group. Much more likely some radicals stateside wanting to cause some commotion.

More as it develops…

UPDATE:
Here are a couple videos…

Bloomberg talking about the incident…

And some reactions from residents…

More as it develops…

  • Dos

    I love New Yorkers. A small bomb going off is…an opportunity to meet a hot English guy. Atta’ girl – there’s a bright side to everything.

    BTW, can we all just agree that rather obviously it was the RNC that constructed, planted and detonated this bomb for help in the election. I think that is painfully obvious.