TERROR VAN TIMES SQUARE EVACUATE OMG False Alarm
An abandoned van in Times Square occasioned the evacuation of buildings and streets in the area this morning. The Dodge van was found to contain only clothing, though police might be examining any underwear found therein for explosives.
Early reports said the van had been there for several days, but NYPD denies this. Wouldn't you?
Just think how close this came to wiping out Gabourey Sidibe's visit to the Duracell Power Lab today! Still, it's not like this sort of thing never happens. But you hardy celebrants may have a little more elbow room in Times Square this New Year's Eve.
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