Sunday, May 2, 2010

Video Of Times Square Evacuation

The video below filmed by an evacuee at approximately 8:10pm shows an orderly evacuation of McDonalds, the Palace Theater and other businesses along 7th Avenue in Times Square.

The YouTube user who uploaded the video wrote:
" all seemed a bit casual, until a woman came in, frazzled, and said people were running up town saying the pop, pops they just heard was a gun...then there was talk of a bomb...In a few pictures you can see the bottles of water left behind and some chairs people knocked over as they got out of dodge..."
More photos from the same user, vividly displaying the scene last night, were uploaded to Flickr. Here's my favorite.

Related: CNN iReporter Matt G Derby uploaded numerous cell phone videos showing the evacuation at varying locations and times.

++VIDEO: T-Shirt Vendor Who First Alerted Police To Suspicious Vehicle Speaks On Camera
++PHOTOS: Times Square Returns To Normal; Full Of Tourists Again
++VIDEO: Police Swarm Times Square In Response To Bomb Scare
++On The Evacuation Of The Shubert Theater During Times Square Closure
++PHOTOS: See Times Square Like You've Never Seen It Before...Empty

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