March 6, 2008
NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said a blast that shook Times Square and disrupted transit Thursday appears to have deliberately targeted the military recruiting center where it went off.
Bloomberg lambasted the perpetrator for apparently going after the armed forces.
“The fact that this appears deliberately directed at the recruiting station insults every one of our brave men and women around the world,” the mayor said in a news conference in Times Square on Thursday.
Authorities in New York City are looking for the culprit who set off the rudimentary explosive device in Times Square early Thursday, with one witness describing a hooded man on a bicycle wearing a backpack and acting suspiciously just before the blast at the recruiting station.