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SPECIAL REPORT: Failed Car Bombing in Times Square

Posted by Admin on May 1, 2010

Time square was evacuted around 6:30 pm on Saturday, May 1, 2010 due to what police discovered was a failed bombing attempt.  There was a man reportedly Middle-Eastern in appearance running from the scene, but there is no name of a suspect available at this time.  No injuries are reported at this time.

A firefighter saw a “flash”, and smoke coming from what was described as an SUV, and a man running away.

Here is his quote from a Reuter’s article @ Yahoo! News:

“Another New York City firefighter who said he arrived early on the scene described the vehicle as a dark-colored SUV, and said it was parked at the corner of 45th Street and Seventh Avenue. He confirmed the vehicle was smoking and also said he saw “a flash” from the back of the SUV. The firefighter said a “mini-explosion” occurred around 6:30 p.m.” ~ NY Times Sq. Evacuated After Failed Car Bomb ~ Reuter’s

Due to scheduled and historic protests today, some speculation in the blogosphere is addressing the issues of International Workers’ Day (a labor holiday observed by Socialists, Communists, Marxists, Stalinists, and Anarchists worldwide), as well as being the day that Pro-Illegal Immigration Rallies were planned to occur in 70 cities (reportedly turnout for the latter was down compared to the protests in 2006).  Reports of someone who is Middle-Eastern looking brings up the subject of Islamic Terrorism.  Most people speculate that those may be the top 3 suspected sources for this attempted terrorist attack in the heart of The Big Apple.

Since the bomb was being detonated at 6:30 pm, it would have been targeted at the Matinee Crowd attending many top Broadway Shows in the area, and tourists.


NY Times Sq. evacuated after failed car bomb ~ Reuter’s @ Yahoo! ~ May 1, 2010

Bomb Fears Shut Down Times Square ~ The Wall Street Journal ~ May 1 , 2010


Times Square Block Shut Down [Bomb Squad Summoned] @ FR ~ May 1, 2010

NY Time Sq. Evacuated after failed car bomb @ FR ~ May 1, 2010

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~SPECIAL REPORT: Yankees’ Pitcher Cory Lidle Killed in Plane Crash

Posted by Admin on October 11, 2006

UPDATE – 7:30 p.m. US/Central – October 11, 2006

Prayers of comfort and strength are being said for the family, friends and colleagues of Cory Lidle, especially for his wife, Melanie, and his 6-year-old son Christopher. Lidle, a pitcher for the New York Yankees Major League Baseball Team was killed today, along with his flight instructor when the small plane he was flying crashed into a Manhattan Apartment Building shortly after 3 p.m. US/Eastern time.

Prayers are also being said for the family and friends of Lidle’s flight instructor who was also killed in the crash. Prayers of healing and comfort are being said for 10 people, including 6 firemen who were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries received. (There were some new reports of 4 people killed, but only 2 have been confirmed at this time.)

Small Aircraft Crashes Into New York City High Rise, Killing Yankees Pitcher Cory Lidle” – FOX News – News America Group – New York, New York, US – 11 October 2006

NEW YORK — A small plane carrying New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle crashed into a 50-story luxury building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side Wednesday, killing Lidle and an instructor, igniting a raging fire and initially trapping people on the floors above the point of impact.
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner confirmed to FOX News that Lidle, 34, had died in the crash, leaving behind a wife and 6-year-old son.
“This is a terrible and shocking tragedy that has stunned the entire Yankees organization. I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to his wife Melanie, and son Christopher, on their enormous loss,” Steinbrenner said in a statement issued through his publicity officer.
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SPECIAL REPORT: Airplane Crashes into a Manhattan Apartment Building UPDATE: Yankee Pitcher Cory Lidle May Be Among The 2 Known Deceased, plane registered to Lidle

Posted by Admin on October 11, 2006

UPDATE – 4:45 p.m. US/Central


Yanks’ Lidle Believed Among 2 Dead in Plane Crash – FAA: Plane Registered to Pitcher, Passport Found in Street” – Ch. 2 WCBS-TV (CBS) – CBS Corporation – New York, New York, US – 11 October 2006 – 5:32 p.m. US/Eastern


(CBS/AP) NEW YORK A small plane with New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle aboard crashed into a 50-story condominium tower Wednesday on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, killing at least two people and raining flaming debris on sidewalks, authorities said. There was no immediate confirmation Lidle was among the dead.

A law enforcement official in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Lidle was on the plane. And Federal Aviation Administration records showed the single-engine plane was registered to the athlete, who just days ago — after the Yankees’ humiliating elimination from the playoffs — told reporters that he was getting his pilot’s license.

The official said he did not know whether Lidle was at the controls; at least one other person was aboard the four-seat aircraft.

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