May 13th, 2010
11:33 PM ET

Suspicious vehicle causes brief scare in NYC

A suspicious vehicle with two gas canisters caused a brief scare in New York City late Thursday, police said.

An employee at Con Edison, an utility company located at 4 Irving Place, called 911 after noticing a four-door Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera with the canisters in the back seat, authorities said.

At around 11:55 p.m. ET, a police robot was used to X-ray the vehicle and to blow out the windows, so members of the bomb squad could look inside.

Authorities were able to track down the vehicle's owner through the license tag. The owner told police he had the gas cans in the car because he mows lawns for relatives.

The Con Edison building and two nearby apartment buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

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  1. Doug

    re: Ibrahim Thomas of a faeces

    you're talkin' it pal, at least you're having your say, your mum will be proud, I bet those 24 virgin can't wait either, I hope paradise isn't run by the catholics, you'll get plenty , just not the type you were expecting!!!

    May 14, 2010 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. Doug

    has anyone noticed your posting will be blocked if you include the 's. e. x' word, you can talk about blowing stuff up and other voilence but don't mention that as we're americans. I think the South Park movie needs a sequel

    May 14, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. YourPantiesInnaWad

    Aw, GeezUs. The freaky cops did it again. I hope they hafta buy the owner of the blown up vehicle a new vehicle and two new cans of gasoline.

    May 14, 2010 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. xfiler93

    Think it was Al Gores car!

    May 14, 2010 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. So much anger in these comments

    Anger must be the new Kool

    *going to try some angerade*

    May 14, 2010 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. Repair man man man man....

    @Doug. You want help on the creation question? I can do that. God never created robots that is just a dumb question. So throw that one in the backseat cause it's pointless. He gave humans the ability to learn, and utilize the resources he created. He chose to gave us free will, a brain, and the ability to choose whether to accept him or not. Answer me this, does everything originate from something? If so, there has to be some point where everything starts. There has to be at some point a super-intellect, or God, that started it. Thus creation. What's your philosophy because I'm currently at a point that I can't tell what you believe to be truth.

    May 14, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. Archie Hill

    my best friend has been in an Anger Management class for 2 months now, he improved a lot when dealing with anger.."`

    May 24, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  8. Noah Martin

    most of us would need some anger management therapy if we are on very stressful jobs*~:

    October 7, 2010 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. Flashing Beacon

    for those of us who cannot control anger, i think that anger management should be a reuirement to have a quality life .~*

    December 4, 2010 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
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