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Explosion in Times Square

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spup1122, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    All we're getting is preliminary reports that there was an explosion but there doesn't seem to be anything concrete except that they've blocked off parts of Times Square and all the subways that run under Times Square are being deverted. Any NYSportsJournalists.commers have anything more detailed?
  2. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    NEW YORK (AP) _ An explosive device damaged a military recruiting station in Times Square early Thursday, and police blocked off the area to investigate.

    The explosive device caused minor damage, and no one was injured, police said. The explosion shattered a glass entryway.

    Members of the police department's bomb squad and fire officials gathered outside the recruiting station.

    Witnesses staying at a hotel in the area said they heard a "big bang" and could feel the building shake. A large plume of smoke was also visible after the explosion, they said.

    Subway trains were not stopping at the Times Square station during the investigation, and police cars and tape blocked the streets.
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    CNN's got a story up. I think the AP one might be more detailed though.

  4. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    Thanks. We actually just got the AP story, too.
  5. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    You're welcome; I lucked out that it moved about 10 seconds before I logged onto AP Exchange.
  6. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    You know what? I lie. What moved for us was information from CBS' (on the affiliate system) but it comes over the wires like all our AP stuff, so AP broadcast hasn't sent anything yet.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    This thread will be 15 pages and full of pissing and moaning by 3 pm EST.
  8. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    Probably. Thats why I started it now when the respectable members are online. :)
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  11. And now it begins.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    From the CNN story...

    "New York police said a small explosion outside a military recruiting station in Times Square early Thursday caused minor damage but no injuries."

    Since when is an explosion small?
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