Man On Video Sought In Failed NYC Car Bomb Plot

Investigators are looking for a middle-aged man seen shedding his shirt near the SUV rigged with a bomb in Times Square.

The New York surveillance video shows an unidentified white man in his 40s slipping down an alley and taking off his shirt. He had another underneath. He's seen looking back toward the smoking vehicle and furtively putting the first shirt in a bag.

Police have already identified the registered owner of the dark-colored Nissan Pathfinder and are looking to interview him. The vehicle's identification number was obscured and its license plates came from a car found in a Connecticut repair shop.

Police say the bomb contained fertilizer that was incapable of exploding.

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  • by Rich Location: Greenville on May 4, 2010 at 05:59 PM
    Good talk, The Point. I enjoy honest debate with honorable people.
  • by Anonymous on May 4, 2010 at 11:37 AM
    No more comments from the liberals since they found out it wasnt a white, Republica, Tea Partier? The sad thing is there were some out there that were hoping that was the case.
  • by Anonymous on May 4, 2010 at 05:25 AM
    He became a citizen in 2009, he was not born an American.
  • by Anonymous on May 4, 2010 at 04:47 AM
    OK, so according to the definition of terrorism those two were acts of terrorism. I do not agree with what either of them did, especially McVeigh, he was a coward and obviously had mental issues. The same goes for the guy who flew his plane into the IRS building. Are you saying 9/11 was Bush's fault? I agree we need to be more vigilant but when is the government going to concentrate on increasing national security? Will it take a terrorist succeeding for them to open their eyes?
  • by The Point Location: NC on May 4, 2010 at 03:48 AM
    Well, I was 1/2 wrong. American citizen yes, white man purebred American no. Hmmm, so as a LIB i admitted my share of wrong. But, the American part was not wrong. Again, it's still time to be vigilant and our attackers no longer have to be a foreigner here on a visit or a plane ride. Whether or not we understand it fully, this guy was STILL an American Citizen living in this country. It gets harder and harder to trust anyone. Seems to me, all Americans would band together instead of infighting between politics over ridiculous BS. One day, we'll regret the fact we never chose to work together and it will be too late. This is exactly how the rest of the world wants us to act. Time to lay politics of things down and become Americans once again.
  • by Rich Location: Greenville on May 4, 2010 at 02:01 AM
    The Point, you want mustard with that? Please stop believing the media hype about the VERY few radical militias and christian groups out there. They are not the major threat to our country, radical, and I mean radical and not every day run of the mill Islamists are the threat. The media wanted so badly to put this on some tea partiers or militia people, but I don't think Faisal Shazad belongs to any militia group in our country. Don't get me wrong, militias are not ok with me, but we need to focus on the real problem. I know you might not like conservatives, that's your right and I've served in the military to protect it, but look at things with an open mind and blend Fox News in a few minutes a day with MSNBC and CNN so you can get a little more of the whole picture. According to our Justice Department, I'm the biggest threat our country has. I'm a white male who is a Christian and a military veteran. That hurts.
  • by The Point Location: NC on May 3, 2010 at 07:35 PM
    Welcome to the conversation Anon. In case you forgot, or maybe were ill-informed, a very slight moment in time just a couple of months ago, a man, an American, flew his plane into the side of an IRS building. That was the wack-job I was speaking of. And since I'm slightly wrong, there was yet another one in Oklahoma City, so that makes three. I forgot one and so did you. The most recent wacko was a disgruntled American who was not a muslim. And lest you forget which you obviously have, under BUSH we did have 9/11. I didn't blame anything on Bush, you brought that up. My point, thus my name, was before we begin to place blame on someone of whatever descent, IF this turns out to be another disgruntled American, it's time to become just as vigilant on our own soil with our own peers as it is for someone from another country who doesnt like our way of doing business here as Americans. Throw the little repub hissy fits all you want, just keep in mind the options at this point.
  • by Anonymous on May 3, 2010 at 07:03 PM
    OFFICIALS: Pakistani Sought In NYC Car Bomb Case I hope your hungry. But as Obama likes to say "lets not jump to conclusions" Yum, Yum, Yum.
  • by The Point Location: NC on May 3, 2010 at 06:26 PM
    Ok, RIchy Rich. We'll wait and see, and if he is an Islamic or Muslim extremeist, I'll gladly eat my words. If he's a white purebred American who went off the deep end, you can come on back up here and say wow, I was wrong. Deal?
  • by Anonymous on May 3, 2010 at 06:12 PM
    Really Point,,,? since when cant white people be a muslim? Recent reports also say he spent some time in Pakistan and that witnesses say he appeared to be arabic or latino. And the wacko in Texas, was not white, he may have been born in America and been a citizen but in the end he is a muslim. The right does not need to hush, they need to speak up and the left needs to step up and do something about our national security before an attempt like this actually works. Bush isnt in office anymore so dont blame this on him.
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