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.

Read the full CNN.com story here

soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. dylan

    how close is that to time square

    May 14, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Al

    I hope they get rid of all the hipsters in Union Square. Send them and their Ron Paul bumper stickers back to Oregon or wherever the hell they came from...

    May 14, 2010 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hafiz

    @ number 4- Ibrahim... Oh please stop it... I am Muslim too living in NYC..has lot of friends living in Manhattan and I really like them... and trust me you dnt deserve to be Muslim .. Islam says: Inallah la yohibul mufsedeen ( Indeed Allah hates people who are not peaceful).. U sound Kafir to me rather these innocent guys,,..
    and by the way Thomas is not Muslim name .. you are just pretending to be... to create haterd!
    May every one be safe in this World!

    May 14, 2010 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mark

    Sarah Palin left the car there when she went looking for some crack.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. Human

    Note to self... dont park in NYC

    May 14, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. phillip Marlowe

    Thats just the car of Jermaine, about to hit the streets hustling people with the "I ran out of gas story."

    May 14, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. Marc

    @kimberly – Yeshua can suck sweaty monkey balls.

    @everyone else – It's up to god to forgive Osama. The US Marines just arrange the meeting.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. Matt

    They are probing.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. John

    who is going to pay for those broken windows?

    May 14, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. jeff

    Paranoia will destroy ya

    May 14, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. Cool

    We should stop trusting Pakistan and see all this will stop at one go

    May 14, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. liz

    why are the networks NOT reporting this? instead we have to watch T.I. on Larry King? report the news already!

    May 14, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  13. 2much

    so a couple gas cannisters were seen in a car? sorry but if I see someone looking in my car I think they are trying to look for something to steal from it and grab my louisville slugger to scare them off. funny the make of the car is similar to mine 1986 olds calais supreme.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. Moki

    And so where is all of this stuff going? It appears we are now moving into a new era. The chicken has come home to roast.
    Moki

    May 14, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  15. noway

    No mosque at WT . No more anywheres!

    May 14, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
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