Times Square Car Bomb Update and Ahmadinejad's Threat to the U.S.
The White House has officially characterized the Times Square attempted bombing as an attempted act of terrorism. Furthermore, a U.S. intelligence official says that a foreign connection is likely to be found as the telltale signs are "pointing in that direction." Investigators still do not know whether an organized group or an individual was responsible for the attempt. However, this information has been collected so far:
The emerging picture came as police and federal investigators searched for a man in his 40s whom surveillance cameras caught changing his shirt in an alley and looking over his shoulder near where the car was parked about 6:30 p.m., and another person seen running north on Broadway from the area. New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly also said detectives had spoken with the registered owner of the car but revealed no details other than that the man was not a suspect.
To make matters worse, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, today, called for states that threaten to use atomic weapons to be punished. According to AlertNet, Ahmadinejad's threat is referencing a new U.S. nuclear strategy released last month.