NYPD: Car Bomb Contained Nonexplosive Fertilizer

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police investigating a botched car bombing in Times Square say the bomb contained fertilizer that was incapable of exploding.

Top police spokesman Paul Browne says more than 100 pounds of a substance found in the back of an SUV parked on a busy city street near a theater showing "The Lion King" was fertilizer.

But unlike the ammonium nitrate grade fertilizer that has been used in terror attacks including the Oklahoma City bombing, Browne says this fertilizer would not have caused a massive explosion.

Police are trying to determine what was in the homemade bomb, why it failed and who was responsible for the botched bombing, which sent thousands of tourists into a panic on Saturday night.

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  • by Anonymous on May 3, 2010 at 02:00 PM
    Obama didn't do anything, he hasn't even talked about it. The Mayor and that officer were great. Bush would have done a much better job, then again so would my cat. obama hasn't even done anything down in the gulf, except to "tour"the region and make a few press releases.
  • by Data Man on May 3, 2010 at 06:11 AM
    Obama is really leading this great nation in security. The mayor of new york and his officer did a great job. This is because we finally got a greatp President to build up the moral of all of the nations. This would have been bad if bush was still in office.

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