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article imageArmed Forces Recruiting Station Bombed In Times Square

By Mark L Harvey     Mar 6, 2008 in Politics
This is breaking and developing. A bomb has been set off at 0345 hours in NYC at an Armed Services Recruiting Station in Times Square. Witnesses said that a man on a bicycle tossed something at the facility. No one was injured, police said.
Fox News is covering the story and details are sketchy but are trickling in. Web cams are being reviewed to obtain a positive ID on the bomber.
DEVELOPING STORY — An explosion has been reported in New York's Times Square. Early reports indicate it occured on 43rd and 8th at the U.S. Military recruiting station at approximately 3:45 a.m. [...]
UPDATE:
An incendiary device has now been reported to have been found.
0641hours, CST...RETRACTION...there are reports that the incendiary device found was not an incendiary device...
{UPDATE}
Fox News link:
[...] The recruiting station was renovated in 1999 to better fit into the flashy ambiance of Times Square, using neon tubing to give the glass and steel office a patriotic American flag motif. For a half century, the station was the armed forces' busiest recruiting center. It has set national records for enlistment, averaging about 10,000 volunteers a year.
Police said it was too early to say if the blast may have been related to two other minor explosions in the city. [...]
Subway service is soon to be restored to the city.
MSNBC:
[...] "If it is something that's directed toward American troops then it's something that's taken very seriously and is pretty unfortunate," said Army Capt. Charlie Jaquillard, who is the commander of Army recruiting in Manhattan. [...]
UPDATE
Mayor Bloomberg has said that they have video and witnesses and the individual will be caught and brought to justice. He said that this attack was against the men and women of the United States Armed Services and will not be tolerated in New York City.
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