Possible car bomb found in Newark near railroad overpass

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    Possible car bomb found in Newark near railroad overpass


    Police in Newark, N.J were investigating a possible explosive device Wednesday found inside a vehicle that was parked near a railroad overpass, the Star-Ledger in Newark reported.
    The Newark bomb squad used robots to search a Dodge Omni containing two tanks of gasoline and wires, Sgt. Ronald Glover of the Newark police told the paper.
    Police are saying that they are unsure if the wires were connected to the device, contrary to original reports.
    Police have also managed to identify the owner of the vehicle through motor vehicle records and are currently attempting to contact the individual. The name and address of the owner were not immediately released.


    An FBI spokesman confirmed that it had agents on the scene assisting the Newark Police Department, who were leading the investigation.
    Special Agent Bryan L. Travers, an FBI spokesman in Newark, told the Fox News Channel that the FBI was first made aware of the situation around 10:30am local time.
    No further details were immediately available.
    The car was parked underneath a railroad overpass that services both Amtrak and NJ Transit trains. Train service had not been interrupted.
    “It does at this point seem to be routine,” the paper quoted NJ Transit spokesman Dan Stessel as saying. “Newark police are certainly checking it out with an abundance of caution."
    Last month, 30-year-old Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty to a failed bombing attempt using a sport utility vehicle rigged with a homemade bomb in New York City’s Times Square on May 1.
     
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    Police respond to a report of a 1998 Dodge Omni parked along Oliver Street and New Jersey Railroad Avenue, containing two five-gallon gas cans sitting on top of a toolbox with a battery charger next to it. Members of the bomb squad work to evaluate the vehicle

    UPDATE: msnbc- Three gas canisters are inside the car in Newark, NJ. They are NOT connected by wires, contrary to earlier reports.

    Sgt. Ronald Glover of the Newark police said shortly after noon that the subcompact did contain two tanks of gasoline and wires, without elaborating.

    At mid-day, Dan Stessel, a NJ Transit spokesman, said the police response to the suspicious vehicle was having no impact on Northeast Corridor rail service.

    “Newark police are handling a report of a suspicious vehicle,” he said of the lead agency on the scene. “It didn’t sound to us to be unlike what our police check out all the time. It does at this point seem to be routine. Newark police are certainly checking it out with an abundance of caution.”

    NEWARK POLICE ARE REPORTING AN 8 FOOT HOLE IN THE STREET!!!!
    A large Hole in the street is located at 179 North 7th Ave – [\B]8 foot x 8 foot hole
    ***No word if it is related***
    Police are now blocking off roads and notifying residents.

    LISTEN LIVE HERE http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=2519

    NEWARK, N.J. – Police in New Jersey’s largest city are examining a car containing what appears to be two gasoline canisters connected by wires to a device.

    A Police robot is being used to examine the 1998 Dodge Omni at New Jersey Railroad Avenue and Oliver Street. New Jersey Railroad Avenue runs next to the Northeast Corridor rail line.

    The Dodge is parked near a railroad overpass in Newark that serves Amtrak and NJ Transit trains. The trains are still running.

    Police have blocked off the section of the street below the overpass so traffic cannot go under the tracks.

    In New York City’s Times Square on May 1, police discovered a sport utility vehicle rigged with a homemade bomb that failed to go off.

    They arrested Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old from Bridgeport, Conn., as he tried to leave the country on a Dubai-bound flight. He said he had trained with Pakistani Taliban leaders and had planned a revenge attack in the U.S.

    This is a developing story.

    http://morichesdaily.com/news/car-bomb-n-j/
     

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