Car Bomb Attempt at Times Square

Last night around 7 p.m. (from the NY Daily News, via Jihad Watch):

Three heroic cops and a quick-thinking street vendor stopped a madman from detonating a car bomb in the heart of Times Square Saturday night, law enforcement officials told the Daily News.

According to Newsweek, the bomb design apparently depended on an timing device triggering commercially made fireworks, which would then ignite containers of gasoline, detonating propane tanks.

Jihad Watch is reporting something that the U.S. MSM is not:

[O]ne clue comes from Jihad Watch reader Michael M.: “the vehicle was parked on 45th Street between 7th and 8th avenues in New York City. This is the location of VIACOM, Inc. offices. VIACOM owns Comedy Central. Comedy Central as we all know is the home of ‘South Park’. This information is omitted from every article I’ve come across so far.”

Back home, according to Newsweek,

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that there is currently no evidence that the bomb was “anything other than a one-off.” But on another show, she said the event was being handled as a “potential terrorist attack … We’re taking this very seriously.”

More at Bread upon the Waters.