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CNN, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, Discovery News , Epoch Times, One India, NY Daily News, New York Post: Terrorist Attacks in New York City

May 2, 2010

Background Report: Terrorist Attacks in New York City

On the evening of Saturday, May 1, 2010, police in New York City's Times Square neighborhood discovered a private vehicle on West 45th Street, between Seventh Avenue and Broadway, filled with explosive materials. At the time police discovered the vehicle with the assistance of an astute street vendor working in the neighborhood the device had apparently begun to detonate but did not explode. This event is being treated as a potential terrorist attack, with a full investigation underway. The START report provides background information on the history of terrorist attacks in New York City since 1970, using data drawn from START's Global Terrorism Database. The report was covered by:

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