Cops Stop Car Bomb From Exploding in Times Square; Gun Powder & Wires Found in Vehicle

Two heroic cops stopped a car bomb from exploding in Times Square tonight.
The car was loaded with gasoline, gun powder, propane tanks, electrical wiring and a possible detonating device with a clock attached.

Here’s video from the scene that includes footage of cops in protective suits examining the area.

The New York Daily News reported, via Free Republic:

Heroic cops stopped a car bomb from blowing up in the heart of Times Square Saturday night, officials told the Daily News.

Two female cops patrolling the area noticed a man fumbling with something in the back of a Nissan SUV parked on the southwest corner of 45th St. and Broadway about 7 p.m. The man saw the officers looking and took off running.

The two cops went to the car and saw smoke, clusters of canisters and heard something fizzing, a source said. The quick-acting cops called for backup, and the bomb squad was on the way as the Crossroads of the World was evacuated.

“It looks as if the perp was trying to light it up, and was interrupted by the cops, panicked and took off,” a law enforcement source said.

“It looked like someone tried to detonate it and we got to it in time,” another source said. “This is a big deal. It has the makings of a real car bomb.”

The bomb squad used a robot to get inside the car and found gasoline, gun powder, propane tanks, electrical wiring and a possible detonating device with a clock attached, sources said.

Wires led from the device to the ground outside the car, and may have been connected somehow to the Marriott Marquis, a high-ranking police source said. The huge hotel was evacuated during the melee along with most Broadway shows.

UPDATE: Rep. Peter King suggested that the bomb could have been related to the South Park scandal.

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