Skip to comments.Times Square Block Shut Down [Bomb Squad Summoned]
Posted on 05/01/2010 7:00:18 PM PDT by Steelfish
Times Square Block Shut Down
By SEAN GARDINER and R.M. SCHNEIDERMAN
NYPD closed off streets from 42nd to 47th along Broadway in New York City. Police shut down a block in the heart of Times Square Saturday night after receiving a call about a suspicious car fire, delaying some Broadway shows by more than an hour.
The call came in just after 6:30 and as of 9 p.m., 45th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues had not been opened. When police initially responded, they saw smoke coming out of the car but no fire.
Dustin Drankoski for the Wall Street Journal NYPD closed off streets from 42nd to 47th along Broadway in New York City. Police said a bomb squad investigation was on the scene and that the car on fire was a sport utility vehicle had license plates that didn't match the make of the car, raising suspicions.
On one of the theater district's busiest nights, some shows, including "The Lion King," were delayed by an hour or more, according to the Broadway World website.
Oprah Winfrey was in attendance of the new hit "Fela," being shown at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on West 49th Street, and the production began on time and wasn't interrupted.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
Comedy Central moved I believe.
It was the WH correspondants dinner event
According to the guy on Fox News, the ESPN zone is there too..and the Disney Store
All of them failed attempts make me worry that luck will soon run out for somebody in the future.
An exploding propane tank is big trouble.
Plus, it’s damned near impossible to blow up a propane tank, what with the welds.
I’m starting to think this ‘rig’ was meant to get out of the Pathfinder to a target.
Guy on FNC is pleading, begging, for help. Sixteen months ago, I would have stayed up all night working on it but recently I just don’t feel so inclined, hmm.
The internet has comedy central at 1775 broadway
“After reviewing CSPAN tapes it appears The President was told twice about NYT car bomb, 9:33 and 9:43 EST”
That’s about when Jay Leno was looking all nervous and trying to be funny. Hmmmmmmm. Perhaps Jay was skerred.
The Lion King and Comedy Central/MTV Networks are in the same building 1515 Broadway. The entrances to the theatre and the office building are right next to each other.
LUCK BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD! President Up Obama!
For years I’ve been saying the Muslims can shut down NYC easily with 4 people. Just have them at different corners of Times Square with machine guns. You can hose down 5000 in 60 there. Then have your cohorts advertise that something like this will happen every week. People will stop coming to NYC , theaters , restaurants, shopping . The economy there would crash over night.
I agree and that scares me. This guy failed, others have failed, but it takes just ONE time to be successful and especially now with a President who does not give a damn about protecting us and an Administration who coddles terrorist countries, we are screwed. Obama wants to give these pricks a hand and they want to cut it off, doesn’t he get it
I have found the New York Police Scanners, go down the list to the one with 289 listeners.
Now 283 listeners:
I did hear one broadcast that was from the Chief of Police, he ordered all Station houses to be checked for suspicious packages and unattended cars.
There was a list of other locations also, but the general order is “All suspicious packages and unattended cars”
are to be checked.
Some of the Officers are re-assigned, but did not say where.
Homeland Security (i.e. Janet Napolitano) will publically announce on May 7 that this was a serious danger to over 100,000 people. Just like it took her a week to come forward about the catastrophic danger from the oil spill in the gulf.
Chicago had a scare tonight, as did another plane landing in Phili.
You’re right and I will never surrender. I am full of hate, but also full of fight.
Events like this one tonight actually invigorate me. The enemy is here among us andI believe that one occupies the White House, as unimaginable as that *is*!
I pray, I stay healthy and I live to help restore our Republic. God bless you, and all our patriot FRiends.
I agree. There have been two recent failed attempts; we have been blessed.
MTV Networks corporate headquarters are at 1515 Broadway. They are the parent company of Comedy Central.
After reviewing CSPAN tapes it appears The President was told twice about NYT car bomb, 9:33 and 9:43 EST
That is precisely what I tweeted to the so called MSM tonite who were tweeting away about this attempt...
I also asked why POTUS was not yanked out of the “party” to be available in event of a co-ordinated set of bombs
..of course no MSM will ever put that question to this president
Prayers will help!
Similar experience. Had just painted Baptismal and paint had not dried completely. Lowered me and my feet slipped and so did the pastor’s. We both went down. I was nine at the time and hated water.
I have a lot of faith in your NYPD and I've always liked the FBI agents in the field.
Thank you for the link.
Apparently just in front !!!
It is quite a mixed bag in that vehicle: blackpowder, petrol, and propane tanks (one report claimed that the tanks were for acetylene). The idea may have been to use the black powder to iginte the petrol and start a fire that would heat the propane tanks to the point that they explode.
Jimbo123 lives in NYC.
He knows precisely where it’s located.
But did the perp know that?
Comedy Central is down on Hudson now. But their parent company MTV networks is at 1515 Broadway.
Another possible scenario would be car fire, accelerant causes it to be fully involved very quickly, fire units approach to fight it, tanks cook off. Just knowing “what” doesn't tell us much. How it was configured is the issue.
Thank you Jimbo123.
Off Topic and On The Internet:
Thanks. Just want ot make sure we don’t go running wild with incorrect info.
Thank you VRWCTexan.
I also read some messages back about how they found some nails outside the car..reminds me of what suicide bombers do in Israel..its not the bomb itself that kills people, its the shrapnel and nails that kill them
Tweet - toddstarnes (Fox Radio NYC)
I just got statement from POTUS: commending “excellent work by the NYPD.” says feds are “prepared to provide support.” RT
half a minute ago via TweetDeck
Thank you nw_arizona_granny for the info.
Excellent. God Bless the NYPD..they saved the day
Well, Pathfinders have aluminum frames, no?
Still, using a car is for very tightly targeted attacks, some person in particular.
toddstarnes Associated Press now calling it a car bomb in Times Square.
Marc Ambinder reported Bloombergs staff was having trouble getting communications within the Hiltons ballroom (in Washington).
As Greg Pollowitz says via twitter
That makes sense .. they had threatened to kill them
Well, it is Times Square on a Saturday evening. With the mass of people normally in the area, there would have been significant carnage.
The Who ~ Won’t Get Fooled Again ~ Concert For New York City
LOL. Well, what do Muslim’s know about televison programming? Maybe the Muzzie thought Saturday Night Live meant all TV programs? LOL.
Amen! Still telling officers to look for suspicious vehicles and packages via the NYPD Special Op radio transmisssions.
What is “Farmer is in the dell” mean? Anyone?
Road to Radicalism: The Man Behind the ‘South Park’ Threats
“BBQ isnt halal”
BBQ pork isnt halal.
BBQ beef IS halal.
And BBQ INFIDELS is DEFINITELY Halal.
PS - be safe with the weather up your way.
“Marc Ambinder reported Bloombergs staff was having trouble getting communications within the Hiltons ballroom (in Washington).”
So glad this was not a national disaster then since the BO (who MUST have his blackberry) isn’t available. Even with a blackberry. Interesting.