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New York's iconic Times Square was shut down and evacuated on Saturday night after police spotted smoke emanating from a suspicious parked car.

According to officials, a bomb made up of propane tanks, fireworks, petrol containers, wires and two clocks was found planted in the rear of the vehicle.

Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, said that the city narrowly escaped a terrible and deadly event.

Al Jazeera's Erin Coyle reports.

Source: Al Jazeera