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NYPD Releases Bomb Surveillance Tape
Monday, May 03, 2010
Police have spoken to the registered owner of the vehicle used as a homemade car bomb in the heart of Times Square, and say they have ruled him out as a suspect in the case.
The SUV's stolen license plate came from a car found in a Connecticut repair shop. According to an anonymous official who spoke to The Associated Press, the vehicle's owner said he sold the vehicle for money about three weeks ago.
Both Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Bloomberg emphasized this morning that the investigation is still in its very early stages. The city's police department and the FBI are currently reviewing hundreds of hours of surveillance tape from before and after the discovery of the rigged Nissan Pathfinder that was set to explode in the heart of Times Square on Saturday night.
The NYPD has released a surveillance tape segment that shows a man they are describing only as a "person of interest" changing his shirt nearby not long after the Pathfinder was discovered.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says officials plan to release a second video tape soon, one obtained from a tourist. It shows an individual running north on Broadway.
Click below to view an NYPD surveillance video of a man leaving the scene near where a car bomb was found in Times Square.