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    Posted May 2, 2010 by
    sjunat55
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    New York, New York
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    Times Square evacuations

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    Times Square The Morning After

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     When longtime Manhattan resident sjunat55 went to Times Square this morning, he expected to see "a lot of police presence and everything cordoned off, but the crowds were there as usual, as well as hundreds of police." He said it was an "eerie combination."
    - rachel8, CNN iReport producer

    On Sunday, May 2, 2010 the morning after an SUV was found in the Times Square area with explosives and  bomb making materials the atmosphere in the area was an eerie combination of its usual tourist crowds, mixed this time with hundreds of police vehicles, officers and detectives, the media set up in the corner of 45th street and 7th Avenue and street vendors being interviewed.

    The presence of security cameras has been very evident in Times Square lately, including an NYPD watch tower, but all it took was a vendor to alert the police of a suspicious car, following the Transit  Department's  "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign, to avoid what could have been a major disaster in an area where a Saturday night crowd can be bigger than the population of a small city.

    This was the scene in Times Square Sunday morning at around 9am.

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