Sunday, May 2

New York Police Bomb Squad Teams Defuse Car Bomb In Times Square

Photo (Reuters) -- The device miraculously failed to ignite on a terrorist plot to detonate a car bomb in Times Square that may kill thousands.

The New York Police Bomb Squad Teams and fire crews raced to the scene and examined the back of the truck. Inside they found three propane tanks, two red 5-gallon plastic jugs of gasoline, a clock, electrical components and a canister of gunpowder.

Electrical wires, batteries and other components were also discovered along with a 2ft by 4ft gun box. A bomb squad robot was brought in to make it safe and the the gun box was taken away to be dismantled.

Packed Broadway shows, hotels and the surrounding streets were evacuated when the bomb exploded 'like a small hand grenade' and began to hiss and smell of gunpowder.

But it did not ignite properly and when a T-shirt seller alerted police to the smoking vehicle and the area was cleared mass slaughter was avoided.

The car bomb was left outside the offices of Viacom, which broadcasts the controversial cartoon series South Park - last month its creators were warned they could face violent reprisals for an episode which mocked the Prophet Muhammad.

Read full story in Daily Mail.
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