New York City targeted in attempted Terrorist Attack May 1st

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Officials are combing through evidence connected with the car bomb found overnight in a parked SUV in New York's Times Square, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday, calling the incident a possible terrorist attack.



"It could be an act of terrorism," Napolitano told "Fox News Sunday."





Though authorities have not publicly identified any suspects in the case, Napolitano said the New York Police Department, FBI and Department of Homeland Security are working together to find out who was behind it.



"All the leads are being pursued," she said. "It's looking at the vehicle, it's tracing fingerprints, it's looking at video." Napolitano said nearby surveillance cameras could be a big help to investigators.





Times Square was evacuated Saturday after police were alerted to the suspicious vehicle, which turned out to be carrying propane tanks and a clock suspected to be a timing device. They also removed gasoline and explosive powders from the vehicle.



Authorities are looking into reports that a man was seen running from the SUV, an official told Fox News.



Napolitano said Sunday that the bomb was "amateurish" and would not say whether it appeared to be the work of a domestic or foreign plot.



"We're not ruling anything out at this point," she said.





President Obama, who plans to fly into New Orleans Sunday to survey and assess the damage from the rapidly growing oil spill in the Gulf, has been monitoring the incident in New York.



Both Obama and Napolitano were briefed Saturday night. White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said Obama ordered his homeland security and counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, to advise New York officials that the federal government was prepared to provide support.



According to a White House statement, the president was updated on the "excellent work" of the New York Police Department and "commended the quick action" taken by law enforcement.



Brennan and others will keep the president informed of progress made in the investigation, Shapiro said.



The Associated Press - Fox.com
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Good no one got hurt.
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MajorRodriguez wrote:

 

"It could be an act of terrorism," Napolitano told "Fox News Sunday."





Sorry, I refuse to read. Do you have an article from BBC? If not, I guess CNN will do fine.
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(CNN) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the car bomb found in New York City's Times Square was being handled as a "potential terrorist attack."



In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Napolitano said it was too early to know who was responsible for leaving a vehicle laden with explosives in the symbolic heart of the nation's most populous city.



"We're taking this very seriously," Napolitano said, noting that the New York police, FBI and federal Joint Terrorism Task Force were involved in the investigation. "We're treating it as if it could be a potential terrorist attack."



A T-shirt vendor who noticed smoke coming out of a tinted, dark green sport utility vehicle alerted police to the situation Saturday evening.



"We avoided what could have been a very deadly event," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg early Sunday morning. "It certainly could have exploded and had a pretty big fire and a decent amount of explosive impact."



President Obama, who was updated on the situation late Saturday night, said the federal government was prepared to provide support. The Department of Homeland Security also said it was monitoring developments.



Two federal officials said Sunday it was too early to tell whether the incident involved al Qaeda or another international terror group. The national threat level remained at "yellow," or elevated.



Federal official: 'Too early' to call it terror incident



Officials said authorities are going through video from dozens of surveillance cameras in Times Square to determine who left the Nissan Pathfinder with its engine running and hazard lights flashing on a street shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday.
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just saw that.

scary sh!t.
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Well then, as someone else said, thank god no one was hurt.
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Damn terrorists.
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Our Recon Plane will find them!
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