FBI's Most Wanted: Now Live in Times Square

Billboards across country have helped solved at least 30 federal cases

By Katie Honan
|  Thursday, Jun 30, 2011  |  Updated 2:54 PM EDT
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FBI's Most Wanted: Now Live in Times Square

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A video billboard featuring fugitives wanted by the FBI was unveiled in New York's Times Square, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010. The billboard will air pictures of fugitives and missing persons. It also will publicize high-priority security messages, and draw attention to kidnap victims and missing children.

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There's now a new way to get your face on a billboard in Times Square -- become one of the FBI's Most Wanted.

The FBI unveiled a digital billboard Friday featuring pictures of fugitives, with plans to also flash photos of missing persons and print high-priority security messages.

“With millions of people passing through Times Square every year, there is no better way to draw attention to our most wanted fugitives across the country to generate tips," said Joseph Demarest, head of the FBI's New York office.

The billboard is provided as a public service by Clear Channel Outdoor, who, along with three other billboard companies,
provides space as a public service on over 1,500 digital billboards across the country.

The FBI says at least 30 cases have been solved as a result of the ads.

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