Times Square Car Bomb Attempt: A Timeline

07/03/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Timeline of events in car bomb attempt in New York City's Times Square:


_ 6:28 p.m. A video surveillance camera shows a sport utility vehicle entering West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.

_ 6:30 p.m. A T-shirt vendor notifies a mounted police officer of a car filling with smoke parked on the southwestern corner of West 45th Street and Broadway.

_ 6:33 p.m. The officer circles the car on horseback and radios for help. Streets are closed and a perimeter is set up as people are told to clear out.


_ 2:20 a.m. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly hold news conference two blocks from where the SUV was discovered to announce that a potentially lethal bomb was found in the vehicle. Bloomberg calls the bomb "amateurish."

_ 3 a.m. Guests of the Marriott Hotel in rooms facing West 45th Street are allowed to return to their rooms after being evacuated hours earlier.

_ 7:30 a.m. All streets reopened to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

_ 3 p.m. Kelly and FBI Special Agent in Charge George Venizelos hold news conference to announce that a videotape of a possible suspect has been obtained. Further details on the propane-and-gas bomb are disclosed.


Source: The New York City Police Department