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 report below provides background information on the history of terrorist attacks in New York City since 1970, using data drawn from START's Global Terrorism Database.
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. 2010. "Terrorist Attacks in New York City." College Park, MD: START (May).