Investigators are looking into the possibility that Saturday's failed attempt to ignite a car bomb in Times Square was carried out in reaction to a controversial recent South Park episode in which the show tackled the issue of censorship related to the Prophet Mohamed.
New York Republican Congressman Peter King confirmed to CNN that the NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force was one of many possibilities being considered because the failed bomb was discovered near the headquarters of Viacom, the parent company of Comedy Central, which
"I know that it is being looked at by investigators as one of the possibilities, I was going down a list of possibilities and that is one of them," King said. "All I know is that they themselves -- the police -- thought it was something that should be looked into and is being looked into, along with any number of other scenarios."
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly didn't rule out the possibility that the plot may have been planted in reaction to the South Park episode, but said that authorities had yet to establish a link.
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