Police Release Video of ‘Person of Interest’ Near Times Square Bomb Scene


Police have tracked down the owner of the Nissan Pathfinder that was left in Times Square Saturday night full of explosive devices and propane. The would-be terrorist who left the car in front of the 45th Street theater where the Lion King is playing had replaced the license plates on the vehicle with those from a Ford in a junkyard lot. Though they’re not releasing the Connecticut owner’s name, they are seeking to interview him or her. But police have released a series of images of the Pathfinder as it approaches the spot where it was parked and left behind, as well as a video of a man they describe as a “person of interest.” In the video, a man is shown walking away from the area where the car was parked. In Broadway’s Schubert Alley, he is caught on-camera looking over his shoulder in the direction of the Pathfinder. He then quickly removes a shirt, revealing a different-colored one underneath, and stuffs the original shirt into a bag.

Police continue to try to track down where the various components of the makeshift bomb may have been purchased. In the meantime, despite several theories and claims floating around, Mayor Bloomberg says, “so far, there is no evidence that any of this has anything to do with one of the recognized terrorist organizations.”

Police Seek Man Taped Near Bomb Scene [NYT]
Earlier: Someone Tried to Set Off a Car Bomb in Times Square