A prototype BMW caused a bomb scare on the Upper West Side this morning after the driver covered the vehicle with a tarp and left the engine running.
Police did not find any threat inside the vehicle, according to The West Side Independent:
A street vendor who operates in the area told us that he spoke to the BMW's driver. He said the BMW was a prototype with special markings on it (the Post says they were zebra stripes) and that it didn't have a registration or a second license plate.
The Post reports that police were alerted about the vehicle by a passerby.
On Saturday, May 1, police found a smoking Nissan Pathfinder loaded with a poorly built bomb and parked in Times Square. Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad has been arrested in that failed bomb plot.