Owner of Times Square car with bomb in it questioned

Posted By: The Ski Channel on May 3, 2010 2:32 pm

Officials have questioned the registered owner of the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder that was part of a failed terrorist attack in Times Square this past weekend. They have deduced that he is not a suspect, although they failed to explain how they reached that decision.

Although found in New York City on the southwest corner of 45th and Broadway, the car was registered in Connecticut, where the owner was questioned. The vehicle identification number was removed from the dashboard, however authorities found it stamped on both the engine and the axle.

Now authorities are hotly pursuing a middle-aged white man who was seen shedding his shirt in Times Square, right near the car where the bomb was located. As the car began to smoke, he repeatedly looked back at it before walking away.

If the bomb had worked, many people would have died and been severely injured. It was made crudely, with household items, including clocks, wires and propane. Mayor Bloomberg said: “We are very lucky, thanks to alert New Yorkers and professional police officers, we avoided what could have been a very deadly event”.