New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Military Apparent Target of Times Square Blast
NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said a blast that shook Times Square and disrupted transit Thursday appears to have deliberately targeted the military recruiting center where it went off.
Bloomberg lambasted the perpetrator for apparently going after the armed forces.
“The fact that this appears deliberately directed at the recruiting station insults every one of our brave men and women around the world,” the mayor said in a news conference in Times Square on Thursday.
Authorities in New York City are looking for the culprit who set off the rudimentary explosive device in Times Square early Thursday, with one witness describing a hooded man on a bicycle wearing a backpack and acting suspiciously just before the blast at the recruiting station.
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said an ammunition box was found at the scene.
“This was not a particularly sophisticated device,” he said during the Thursday press conference.
Kelly said police were talking to a witness who was in the area shortly before the 3:45 a.m. explosion. The witness described a male bicyclist wearing a hood, dark clothing and a backpack and acting strangely — but said didn’t see the man’s face, according to Kelly.
Im sure the lawyers can come up with something; this was a terrorist attack on a military installation in time of war. There has to be a way to get this guy charged in a military court. But I’ll settle for 25 years hard time at Florence, CO, with all the other terrorists; Yousef, Kazynski, et al…