NYC mayor: Vehicle contained explosive device

By TOM HAYS and CRISTIAN SALAZAR, Associated Press Writers – 49 mins ago

NEW YORK – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a suspicious vehicle in Times Square “did indeed contain an explosive device.”

Police found the device in the smoking Nissan Pathfinder on Saturday evening. They then cleared the streets of tourists and dismantled it.

The mayor spoke at a news conference early Sunday along with Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

Kelly says the car contained three propane tanks, consumer-grade fireworks, two filled 5-gallon gasoline containers, and two clocks with batteries, electrical wire and other components. He says a black metal box resembling a gun locker was also recovered.

Authorities say a Connecticut license plate on the vehicle did not match up. Police are looking for additional surveillance video.

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