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- Feb 11, 2005
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8656651.stmPart of New York's Times Square has been sealed off in a security alert involving a suspected car bomb.
Police say they removed bomb-making material, including propane tanks, explosive powders and an apparent timing device from a parked SUV.
Part of the popular tourist area in the centre of Manhattan has been cleared of pedestrians.
In a statement, President Barack Obama praised the quick response by the New York Police Department.
The security alert was triggered when a police patrolman saw smoke coming from a black Nissan Pathfinder parked on 45th Street at about 1830 (2230 GMT) on Saturday.