Bystander video during Bloomberg press conference address at the scene of Times Square bombing Thursday.
THU MAR 06 2008 — A small bomb caused minor damage to an empty military recruiting station at about 3:39 a.m. in the 1500 block of Broadway in Times Square, New York. No one was injured but, hotel rooms high above “the crossroads of the world” were shaken. A man wearing all gray and a gray hood and riding a bicycle threw the bomb near the recruiting station and escaped on the bicycle. Backpack and ammo box involved.
Video: Witnesses described explosion as “a big bang” that shook you out of bed from the 44th floor. Statement from Mayor Michael Bloomberg included.
Capitol Hill offices received letters Thursday containing a photo of the Times Square military recruiting office before it was bombed and including the claim “Happy New Year, We Did It.”
The manila envelopes contained a photo of a white man with a thin build, graying hair, wearing a striped flannel shirt and jeans, standing in front of the recruiting station before it was bombed.
Surveillance video at 3:40 a.m. at the scene of the Times Square blast.
The location of the recruiting station is close to the Good Morning America studio (1500 Broadway). The blast is also the location where “the ball” is dropped on New Year’s Eve in New York City.
NYC Police are looking for anyone with any information related to the blast; people are asked to call the New York City NYPD Tip Line: