UPDATE 1-NY police defuse car bomb in Times Square

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NEW YORK, May 2 (BestGrowthStock) – Police have “rendered safe” a
car bomb found inside a sport utility vehicle that triggered
the evacuation of New York’s Times Square on Saturday night in
an incident that the city’s mayor said early on Sunday could
have turned into a very deadly event.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg also told a news
conference that “we have no idea who did this and why.” He said
the bomb appeared to have been made in an amateurish manner.

“We are very lucky. Thanks to alert New Yorkers and
professional police officers, we avoided what could have been a
very deadly event,” Bloomberg said.

He said an alert T-shirt vendor noticed “an unoccupied
suspicious vehicle” and alerted a mounted New York police
officer, who observed that the SUV had smoke emerging from
vents near the back seat and smelled of gun powder.

“The NYPD bomb squad has rendered safe an improvised car
bomb,” said New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

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(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Will Dunham)

UPDATE 1-NY police defuse car bomb in Times Square