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White Male Sought in Times Square Car Bomb Attempt

Police are seeking a white male in his 40's in connection with yesterday's foiled Times Square car bomb.

Police investigating a failed car bomb left in Times Square have videotape of a possible suspect shedding clothing in an alley and putting it in a bag and found a substance that resembled fertilizer in the parked SUV, Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Sunday. The surveillance video shows a white man in his 40s taking off one shirt, revealing another underneath.

It was an "amateurish" device, according to New York's Mayor. The reports on the car's plates, which didn't match the vehicle, are conflicting. Some say the car's owner, who is apparently not a suspect, sent the plates to the junkyard. (Then wouldn't he still have the car or did he sell it? Did the driver steal the plates from the yard and put them on the Pathfinder he just bought, and if so, it shouldn't be hard to find the buyer. If he put plates on a stolen car, that's a bit trickier.) Others say the vehicle the plates were registered to was at the junkyard in the past few weeks. It's a bit confusing. Also not known: the motive or target of the Pathfinder driver.

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