As the Daily News reported:
An Oldsmobile with two gas cans in its back seat triggered a bomb scare near Union Square Thursday night - but it was just the latest false alarm in a city on edge, police said.
The NYPD sealed off Union Square around 10:15 p.m. as the bomb squad investigated the sketchy 1991 Cutlass Ciera parked outside the Con Edison headquarters on Irving Pl., near E. 14th St.
Here's some raw video via the AP (sorry about the stupid ad in the intro...)
So did you hear how it ended?
[C]ops eventually tracked down the car's owner, who had been at a concert by the British punk band the Buzzcocks, police sources said.
As it turned out, the Buzzcocks played a role in ending the alarm. Concertgoers who came streaming out of the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza said the band stopped the show to make an announcement for police.
"They stopped in the middle of the song and said, 'Does anyone have a 1991 Cutlass?'" said Shari Newman, 32.
Not to make light of any of this... But!
Hmm... that really sounded good...
Brooklyn Vegan has more on the story, including this photo...
Anyway, rough week for 14th Street... an awful fire... a radiation alert... and a bomb scare.