New York police said Times Square car bomb 'similar' to one used in Glasgow raid

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New York, May 3 (ANI): New York investigators are reviewing similarities between the failed bomb attack in Times Square this weekend and the 2007 attempted suicide bombing on Glasgow airport.

According to The Scotsman, the crude and powerful car bomb was found in a vehicle loaded with gas cylinders and full cans of fuel, a method that was used in the unsuccessful attack on Glasgow airport in June 2007.

Two vehicles believed to have been abandoned in London's clubland by the Glasgow attackers, Bilal Abdullah and Kafeel Ahmed, were also filled with gas canisters and fuel containers.

New York investigators said such a method of attack has its roots in the Iraqi insurgency.

Police said last night that they had video footage of a possible suspect shedding clothing in an alley and putting it in a bag. They also found a substance that resembled fertiliser in the sports utility vehicle parked in the major tourist destination.

The surveillance video shows a white man in his forties taking off one shirt, revealing another underneath.

Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the New York Police Department's chief spokesman, said: "You can find similarities among different attacks, but there is nothing that we have at this point that has established that link."

He noted that the Glasgow and London incidents stood out among the others the department was reviewing.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said officials were treating the incident as a potential terrorist attack. (ANI)

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