FBI, NYPD Offering $65K For 2008 Bombing At Recruiting Station In Times Square

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  • FBI: Damage caused by 2008 bombing in Times Square.
  • FBI: A military-style ammunition can used to create the 2008 Times Square explosive device.
  • FBI: Bicycle used by suspect in 2008 bombing in Times Square; the bike was later found in a dumpster.
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Investigators are hoping money is a motivating factor in solving a 5-year-old crime.

Tuesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the New York City Police Department announced a reward of up to $65,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved in the unsolved 2008 bombing of the United States Armed Forces Recruiting Station.

According to a news release from the FBI, the incident happened Thursday, March 6, 2008 in New York's Times Square where the Armed Forces Recruiting Station was located. The suspect rode a blue Ross bicycle west on 37th Street, took a right up Sixth Avenue, and made a left on 47th Street before turning left down Seventh Avenue. The suspect got off his bike near the recruiting station at West 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue, placed the explosive device at the recruiting station, lit a fuse, and left on a bicycle. Although the suspect appears to be working alone, he or she may have had a lookout or surveillance team of as many as five other individuals in Times Square at the time of the attack. The suspect then rode his or her bike south on Broadway before turning left on 38th Street. The bike was later recovered in a dumpster near Madison Avenue and 38th Street. 

Agents also released never-before-seen video of the person or persons who committed the crime and a picture of the explosive device. Investigators said the suspects may have been involved in two other unsolved bombings in New York City-one at the British Consulate in 2005 and the other at the Mexican Consulate in 2007.

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