Bloomberg: No link now to terror orgs in bomb try

In this image taken from video, a police officer approaches the vehicle containing a car bomb, which stands with the door open and the police officer reaches down to lift one of the red canisters on the roadway at New York's Times Square, NY, U.S.A., Sunday, May 2, 2010. Police cleared the streets around Times Square when the vehicle was seen to be smoking late Saturday evening, before recovering un-detonated bomb components including cans of gasoline, tanks of propane, fireworks and other electrical equipment from the sport utility vehicle. ((AP Photo/APTV))

May 2, 2010 6:39:23 PM PDT
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there's no evidence so far a failed car bombing in Times Square is linked to al-Qaida or any other large terrorist organization.

Bloomberg spoke Sunday outside a restaurant in Times Square where he was to have dinner with a mounted police officer credited with evacuating the area surrounding the car.

Bloomberg notes the investigation is in its early stages. But he says: "So far, there is no evidence that any of this has anything to do with one of the recognized terrorist organizations."

Police found the car parked on one of the prime blocks for Broadway shows after being alerted by two street vendors. Thousands of tourists were cleared from the area for 10 hours.