Military Recruiting station bombed

Just_A_Mom

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Feds probe Times Square blast
No injuries in pre-dawn attack on military recruiting station
The Associated Press
updated 11:19 a.m. ET, Thurs., March. 6, 2008

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23497390/

NEW YORK - A small bomb caused minor damage to an empty military recruiting station in Times Square early Thursday, shaking guests in hotel rooms high above “the crossroads of the world.”
The blast, which happened around 3:45 a.m., left a gaping hole in the front window and shattered a glass door, twisting and blackening its metal frame. No one was hurt. But Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the device, though unsophisticated, could have caused “injury and even death.”
A witness saw a person on a bicycle wearing a backpack and a hood and acting suspiciously, but no one saw the device being placed in front of the recruiting center, authorities said at a news conference.
“If it is something that’s directed toward American troops then it’s something that’s taken very seriously and is pretty unfortunate,” said Army Capt. Charlie Jaquillard, who is the commander of Army recruiting in Manhattan.
He said no one was inside the station, where the Marines, Air Force and Navy also recruit..........................
 

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Pretty sad commentary by someone who obviously is not in support of our military.:thumbdown:
 

LineInTheSand

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It will be interesting to see where this goes, especially given the video coverage in a city like NYC. I am also wondering why the author is being considered not in support of the military. Is it because he wrote that no one was inside? It's 3:45 AM, I wouldn't expect anyone to be inside at that hour, give them till 10 AM not to answer their phones.
 

LineInTheSand

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Oh, hahahaha!


I was reading the comment as the author commentary regarding the event. The fact that he was talking about the bomber makes much more sense.


And I agree.


Sounds like a statement bombing more than anything. He/she couldn't have been trying to kill many people at 3:45AM. Of course, having said that, anything that explodes has the potential to kill. If this was London, the video would already be out there. Not suggesting going all Big Brother, but cameras do help. Seems like some video had to have caught the act.
 
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