Was this Memorial Day Blast connected to the Times Square Bombing which also occurred during the pre-dawn hours? No one has yet claimed responsibility for this event.
In the Pre-Dawn Hours, a small improvised explosive device was set off; where earlier it had been placed/positioned on a bench.
The time for this explosion is being given as 3:30 AM. The exact coordinates of the Starbucks is listed on the Image above.
Residents in the area were awakened by what they describe as "an earthquake".
In fact, dozens of the area residents evacuated their apartments.
Detectives on the scene described the device as being "low grade".
So far no witnesses have reported seeing anyone in the area.
In the 2008 Times Square Bombing, and in 2 consulate bombings; a lone cyclist was reported in the area.
Windows were blown out, but there was no damage to the inside of the Starbucks store and no one was reported injured.
The major reaction to this event seems to have been; the fear expressed and experienced by the area residents... the damage to Starbucks, and conjecture that this is event might be connected to earlier bombings.
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ON MARCH 06, 2008 AT 3:43 AM
A military recruiting station was bombed in Times Square