(NORTHEAST INTELLIGENCE NETWORK) — According to initial reports, a street vendor observed smoke coming from the interior of a dark green Nissan SUV that was parked but left running on the southwest corner of 45th Street and Broadway at approximately 7:00 p.m. Saturday. The vendor immediately flagged down police.
Among the first on the scene was NYPD Officer Wayne Rhatigan, who observed the smoke and smelled the distinctive odor of gunpowder coming from the vehicle during his closer inspection. Determining it to be a live bomb that could detonate at any time, the officer summoned assistance and officers began clearing the area. The bomb failed to detonate.