Saturday, May 1, 2010

UPDATED: See Times Square Like You've Never Seen It Before: Empty

Photo of Times Square at 1:30am via Earthcam webcam
The NYPD has closed off a large swath of Times Square after a car erupted in flames and a suspicious package was seen its back seat. The vehicle was also sporting license plates that did not match the make of car.

UPDATE: Law enforcement officials have declared they found what "appears to be a car bomb."

As a result, you can now see Times Square like you never have before, empty.

See two more photos below. All three are courtesy of Times Square webcams streaming live on

Photo of Times Square at approximately 10:00pm via Earthcam webcam

Photo of Times Square at approximately 10:00pm via Earthcam webcam

UPDATE: Germany has the story. And this is how fast news travels. (via)

++Award for most moderate and balanced tweet on Times Square situation goes to 1010 Wins: "Cops Close Times Square Block Due to Car Smoke"

++MSNBC has the most up to date and informative information seen yet, and has spoken with New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne.

++The New York Times reports via Twitter that NYPD shut down Times Square after finding a bomb. But NYPD Spokesman Paul Browne says: "We don't know..."

++The New York Times updates their Twitter feed and reports a bomb is now "suspected."

++On The Evacuation Of The Shubert Theater During Times Square Closure

++Reuters has reported a New York Fire Department officer informed them the vehicle which triggered the evacuation of Times Square: "was found to contain explosives, gasoline, propane and burned wires."

++VIDEO: Police Swarm Times Square In Response To Bomb Scare

++Photos live from Times Square at 2:06am show it's absolutely crawling with law enforcement and investigative units all kinds and stripes.

++Times Square returns to normal 12 hours after bomb scare.

++VIDEO: T-Shirt Vendor Who First Alerted Police To Suspicious Vehicle Speaks On Camera

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