Bomb scare: NY Times Square shut down

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New York, May 2: A Bomb scare led the New York Times Square to shut down on Saturday, May 1, night, after a suspicious packet was recovered from the back seat of a car which was on fire.

New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said that smoke was coming out from a car which was left behind in Times Square.

Police evacuated the building and a bomb squad was rushed to the site. Robot is being used to inspect the package.

Browne said that some reports claim that a man was seen running from the car.

"We're just trying to determine if it was anything other than a car fire," said Browne. "We don't know yet if it's anything more than that."

According to a fire fighter who had arrived early on the scene said that the vehicle was a dark-colored SUV and was parked at at the corner of 45th Street and Seventh Avenue.

"The SUV was smoking. There was a flash and we put two and two together and an evacuation was ordered," he said, adding that the bomb squad remained in the scene till 9 pm, along with firefighter in a bomb suit.

He said that robot was being used to investigate the suspicious SUV.

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