Posted: May 3, 2010 9:30 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: May 3, 2010 9:30 AM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there's a "high probability" that law enforcement will capture whoever was behind the attempted car bombing in Times Square.
Bloomberg says there is no evidence that the attempted attack was tied to international terrorism. But Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is cautioning against "premature decisions one way or another." She says "every lead has to be pursued," and nothing is being ruled out.
The Pakistani Taliban appeared to claim responsibility for the car bomb in three videos that surfaced over the weekend. There has also been speculation that because the SUV was parked near the headquarters of Viacom, the attack might have been related to a controversial "South Park" episode that portrayed the Prophet Muhammad dressed in a bear costume.
Napolitano said she would not "speculate on speculation." Police are also looking at a surveillance video showing an unidentified man changing his shirt not far from the smoking vehicle. Bloomberg and Napolitano were interviewed on several TV news shows.