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Police say no evidence of Taliban link to failed bomb

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner says there’s no evidence of a Taliban link to a failed bomb found in an SUV parked in Times Square.

Commissioner Ray Kelly says officers are on their way to a town in Pennsylvania to talk to a man who believes he may have recorded a bombing suspect on his video camera. He says a white man in his 40s was seen taking off his shirt in an alley and putting it in a bag.

Police found the SUV parked on one of the prime blocks for Broadway shows such as “The Lion King” on Saturday night.

Thousands of tourists were cleared from the area for 10 hours.

A group that monitors militant websites had said the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility.

Kelly says it was “the intent of whoever did this to cause mayhem, create casualties.”



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