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. Miss E

    Well, people who accuse you of being racists are racists themselves.
    'Nite everyone, sleep tight. 🙂

    May 14, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joe

    I am wondering if the owner of the car is a Liberal or a conservative? Can you tell?

    May 14, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. Chris

    @Bonny – If you're on a deadline, why the hell are you browsing CNN?

    GET YOUR WORK DONE!

    May 14, 2010 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mike

    well, problem solved this time... thank god

    May 14, 2010 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Doug

    Quote "thank god those robots bust his windows"

    Quote "well, problem solved this time... thank god"

    this 'make believe' god has been busy, did god also invent robots on the 6th day 6000 years ago, just after dinosaur fossils and just before adam and eve?

    May 14, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. Alex

    wow...what an age of paranoia we live in.

    May 14, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. anonymous

    doug... it's an expression... just like OH MY GOD!!! or our kids would say... O M G... O M G!!!

    May 14, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. God

    All republicans and democrats are stupid! All of you that bicker like children back and forth are stupid! Forget politics and be Americans together!

    May 14, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. Doug

    Hi anonymous

    can you give me some help on the creation question?

    May 14, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. Keith

    Great waste of time. Glad you destroyed someones car window because they mowed a lawn.

    May 14, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. anonymous

    DOUG... i am the creator! now bow down to me and remember to send me 10% of your paycheck each month

    May 14, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. Doug

    thank you 'God' for coming in on this discussion, you must be real as your name is spelt with an Uppercase 'G' so cast your mind back when did you create robots?

    May 14, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  13. Bruce Leeroy

    the one with the coolers was the funniest ... nyc fears everything next it will be gas stations for selling flammable liquids...

    May 14, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  14. eddie

    re: Ibrahim Thomas
    Is this what religion does to some people?
    Why does he want strangers to suffer or die?
    Baseless heatred; is this a sign of emotional problems, disordered thinking?
    It's a hate crime. Shouldn't people like this one be court ordered to undergo something like anger management?

    May 14, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. Doug

    ah God you want a margin

    you must be an american 'capitalist pig' god as opposed to a totalitarian type god who would take everything.

    I'm also please you have a sense of humour

    May 14, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
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