Today in a matter of hours it went from bomb scare to back to normal in Midtown Manhattan.
Times square got back to business as usual tonight but it was a different story earlier in the evening when the whole place was suddenly shutdown. Cops found something suspicious not far from the location of last year's attempted Times Square car bomb attack.
A suspicious suitcase triggered a major police response as fresh terror jitters jangled New Yorker's nerves. Streets were blocked.
Curious tourists and locals alike were pushed back by the hundreds for their own safety near 45th and Broadway.
All this unfolding on the same day a new threat against America emerged from deep within Pakistan.
Osama Bin Laden may be dead courtesy of US soldiers - but he is not forgotten.
According to multiple media reports his most radical followers right now are plotting revenge - today threatening new attacks against 10 unspecified American and European targets.
The threat reportedly comes from deputy Pakistani Taliban leader Wali-ur-Rehman of the group TTP - a suspected Al-Qaeda associate. He already has a $5million US bounty on his head and helps lead the same group that claimed responsibility for the failed car bomb attack in Times Square last year.
Wali-ur-Rehman is wanted in connection with suspected involvement in the murder of seven American citizens in Afghanistan in 2009.
Putting these new developments into context some analysts see a power struggle to fill Bin Laden's shoes with the winner the anti-western terrorist who can pull off the next spectacular attack.
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