NYC Bomber ‘Confesses’ To Car Bomb Found In Times Square; Faces Terror Charges
A car bomb, that was found in New York City’s Time Square Garden on Saturday, is reported to have been planted by someone with connections to overseas terrorists.
At around 2pm Saturday afternoon, a suspicious dark colored SUV that had been left in Time Square Garden was smoking when police arrived. According to fire fighters, there was a small fire inside the SUV that was quickly extinguished.
The SUV was left very close to a production of “The Lion King” on 45th Street. Witnesses say they seen a man running from the vehicle in question.
“We’re just trying to determine if it was anything other than a car fire. We don’t know yet if it’s anything more than that,” says a spokesman for the police dept.
The SUV is reported to have been packed with propane tanks as well as gasoline and fireworks.
No word yet on whether or not police know who the man is that planted the car bomb.
Police are looking to question a man seen in the photo.
UPDATE: Reportedly, a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen has been nabbed before leaving on a plane flight to the Middle East. The man, now believed to be the person or one of the persons behind the failed attempt to explode a bomb within a SUV in the heart of Times Square, faces terrorism charges. Faisal Shahzad apparently had admitted his guilt and is cooperating with investigators. Again, while some authorities say he worked alone, some Pakistani officials said several people had been taken into custody since the failed bomb attack.