Times Square Reopens After Police Probe

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 3:53 PM EDT
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Times Square Reopens After Police Probe

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NEW YORK - MAY 02: A police cruiser passes by at sunrise at the scene where a crude car bomb had been parked at 45th Street and 7th Avenue in Times Square May 2, 2010 in New York, New York. Police found a crude but potentially powerful bomb in vehicle in Times Square and disabled it, clearing out the famous intersection of thousands of tourists on a busy Saturday night. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Streets in Times Square have been reopened after police briefly shut down 8th Avenue between West 42nd Street and West 44th Street to investigate a potentially suspicious vehicle.

A bomb squad cleared the vehicle and cops gave the all clear just before 2 p.m. Residual traffic delays may cause slight problems for drivers, however. 

Earlier, law-enforcement officials told NBCNewYork a preliminary license plate check posed questions,  but there was nothing visibly suspicious about the vehicle.

No further information was immediately available.

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