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Car Bomb in Times Square Scares the City

Police discovered an “amateurish” but possibly potent explosive device that apparently started to detonate but failed to blow up in a smoking sport utility vehicle in Times Square, authorities said Sunday.

A large number of travelers were cleared from the streets for 10 hours right after a T-shirt seller alerted law enforcement on the suspicious automobile, that contained 3 propane tanks, fireworks, 2 loaded 5-gallon gas cans, and 2 clocks with batteries, electrical wire as well as other parts, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
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