UPDATE:Commissioner Ray Kelly said during a press conference Sunday that the NYPD is analyzing a surveillance video showing a unidentified white male in his 40’s fleeing the scene. Kelly said the man is seen in the footage shedding a dark-colored shirt in an alley and putting it in a bag, revealing a red one underneath.
The police commissioner said that the identity of the vehicle’s owner has been confirmed, but he declined to release it. He also said that authorities are traveling to Pennsylvania on Sunday to examine video captured by a tourist that may contain footage of the suspect.
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UPDATE:Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says authorities are recovering evidence from the car bomb discovered at New York’s Time Square.
She tells NBC’S “Meet the Press” that officials are treating the incident as a potential terrorist attack. She says it’s too soon to tell who’s responsible.
Napolitano says that while investigators have no suspects, they have recovered forensic evidence, including fingerprints from the vehicle.
She also says there are a number of surveillance cameras in the area and they could yield valuable videotape.
Police have “rendered safe” the car bomb found inside a sport utility vehicle that triggered an 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.
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