NEW YORK (OCN) — The future bombing in Manhattan which may have been planned for Cinco de Mayo has been foiled. The materials were discovered four (4) days ahead on Saturday, May, 1, 2010 in a green 1993 Nissan Pathfinder with out-of-state (Connecticut) plates parked in Times Square.
Authorities currently consider the bomb setup “amateurish” but potentially powerful and may have had an accidental reaction while the driver was moving through Manhattan which caused the occupants of the vehicle to flee, leaving it behind in Times Square.
With locals and visitors of New York expecting to be me making pub crawls in the area, this could have devastating effects on loss of life and injuries. When authorities run the VIN and plates (which may have been stolen) they should have a deeper understanding of what the plans were and all parties involved.
What should also be considered as well that this was a diversion to lure authorities to the area so an actual bombing can take place elsewhere with a more devastating effect. So far, authorities have stepped up watch across the city so expect to see delays over the next few hours.