May 2nd, 2010
09:13 AM ET
4 years ago

Napolitano: Car bomb being handled as possible terrorism attack


Washington (CNN) – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the car bomb found in New York City's Times Square was being handled as a "potential terrorist attack."

In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Napolitano said it was too early to know who was responsible for leaving a vehicle laden with explosives in the symbolic heart of the nation's most populous city.

"We're taking this very seriously," Napolitano said, noting that the New York police, FBI and federal Joint Terrorism Task Force were involved in the investigation. "We're treating it as if it could be a potential terrorist
attack."

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Rich, Kankakee, IL.

    This is nothing more than an American terrorism attack, some person trying to make the President look bad, after all didn't Cheney and his daughter try to push others to attack the U.S. at every opportunity?

    May 2, 2010 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  2. Anonymous

    I think this is the work of a home grown terrorist, like the malitia groups. We need to go in and clean all those magots out because they are a bigger threat to our country than the terrorist that we are fighting overseas. I'm a specialist who would volunteer for the clean up.

    May 2, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  3. Janet Incompetano

    Thnk goodness for incompetent terrorists.

    May 2, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  4. Flipper

    It's amazing, really. It took less than 12 hours for the Obama administration to label this incident in NY City as a "terrorist" act, yet it took months for the same administration to label the Ft. Hood massacre as a "terrorist" act.

    I'm sorry, did I say "terrorist" act? I meant "man-caused disaster."

    May 2, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  5. D.

    The more this administration does to not talk about terrorism, not talk about Islamist extremists, not talk about how haters of America are there to terrorize her, the more they hint on blaming Israel, more they try to appease haters, the more THEY INVITE TERROR!
    Applying western logic to extreme fanatics with seventh century way of thinking does not work and never worked!

    May 2, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  6. Linda

    Glad you take this so seriously, now do the same with selling America out to the Mexicans for the sake of greed and fame.

    May 2, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |