- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Police in Newark, N.J., announced Wednesday afternoon that an inspection of a suspicious sedan parked near a railroad overpass determined it was not a car bomb.

“At this point we know it’s not a bomb,” Newark police Director Garry McCarthy said at a briefing.

A bomb squad inspected the suspicious Dodge Omni, which contained a battery pack and two gasoline canisters and was parked near a railroad overpass, and determined it was not a bomb. Police were alerted to the car by a passer-by.

Detective Sgt. Ronald Glover said authorities are seeking to contact the Omni’s owner, who was identified through motor vehicle records.

The Newark bomb scare comes two months after a car bomb was discovered in New York’s Times Square. The perpetrator of that failed plot, Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad, has pleaded guilty to all charges against him and is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.

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