May 2, 2010

Times Square on lock down - bomb found in van

Times Square in New York City was evacuated when an apparent car bomb was found in a parked sport utility vehicle Saturday night.

Times Square buildings were evacuated and streets were cleared of thousands of tourists.

A mounted police officer noticed smoke coming from the SUV at 6:30 p.m., police said. Bomb investigators found propane tanks, powder and an apparent timing device inside, according to a law enforcement official who wasn't authorized to release the information and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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