- Posted May 2, 2010 by
New York, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Times Square evacuations
Times Square The Morning After
- 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.