Today NYPD Police Commissioner, Ray Kelly, gave details about a possible suspect that ran from the scene, the content of the suspicious vehicle, and information about various claims by Taliban and others who are apparently trying to take credit for yesterday’s failed bombing attempt in Times Square. From WCBS 2 TV today:
A group that monitors militant websites had said the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the SUV bomb, which didn’t explode.
The NYPD is checking surveillance cameras around Times Square Sunday as they search for suspects in the car bomb scare. “We’re in the process of identifying additional cameras which may have captured images of the vehicle and more important, people seen driving or leaving the vehicle,” said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.
The FBI is also involved in the investigation.
All City cops whose shift was supposed to end at midnight were kept on the job overnight, and checks were conducted in the outer boroughs for any suspicious activity that might be related to the incident.
Police also said the license plate on the rear of the SUV did not belong to the vehicle, rather it was traced to a man who said it was on a car that he left at a junk yard.