NEW YORK May 2 New York police have "no
evidence" to support a claim of responsibility by the Pakistani
Taliban for a failed car bomb attempt in Times Square, Police
Commissioner Ray Kelly said on Sunday.
Kelly said a white man in his 40s had been identified on
video footage of the area and was seen removing a dark shirt to
reveal a red shirt about half a block from the vehicle.
When asked if the Viacom Inc VIAb.N office in Times
Square was a target in any way, Kelly said "We can't rule
anything out at this time."
"We certainly wouldn't rule it out," he later said when
asked if an episode of the satirical animated TV show "South
Park" which had depicted a controversial image of the Prophet
Mohammed had prompted the Times Square bomb attempt. "South
Park" is shown on the Comedy Central network owned by Viacom.
(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by John O'Callaghan)