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May 3rd, 2010
09:50 PM ET

Times Square Terror: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, breaking developments in the Times Square bomb threat.  Investigators are looking at the possibility this was not the work of a lone wolf. Plus, we're keeping BP honest over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We also have Gary Tuchman's investigation on the priest who was convicted of being a child molester. Why did Cardinal Ratzinger, who is now the Pope, hesitate in defrocking  him?

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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soundoff (190 Responses)
  1. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Peter Bergen have good point there..... I also agree with him, There will have to wait and see if the man is right person to be arrest as sooner.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  2. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi–Welcome Back! You were missed.
    I'm so glad the bomb attempt was unsuccessful.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  3. Pierre,Chicago

    It would be really sad to find out if this was a domestic terror plot.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  4. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Releasing this much information gives advantage to the enemy. I'd rather find out a few days later and let the feds possibly track down accomplices.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  5. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Very shameful to hear that BP was already trying to dupe people into signing their rights away for less than what a new car costs.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  6. Smith in Oregon

    The massive biometric databases across America would almost immediately be used to wash the facial recognition software's results of the photo's of the bombers in Times Square. The fingerprints and DNA from the drivers hair would simply be used as collaborating evidence.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  7. Karin Urban from Berlin/Germany

    This Times Squareevent is really scary. And things like this can happen everywhere.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  8. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Hi everyone,

    I don't know why this latest bomb scare doesn't bother me much. Maybe it's just because I'm way over here on the left coast. I have a lot of faith in New Yorkers. They are generally observant and aren't afraid to speak up. I guess that comforts me.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  9. Catherine

    Just reminds you that you can't let your guard down. So sad.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  10. Edmar - Brazil

    The car bombing attempt in New York. Was it really an amateur? Could it be new strategy of the terrorist? Miss lead the Police with the amateur setup...

    May 3, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  11. Will N- West Chester,OH

    welcome back AC, thank God for our Vets. Keeping a watchful eye out.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  12. Emily

    @Michael Armstrong Sr.

    "This war has changed all our lives America no longer feels safe the oceans have met."

    I agree! So much for "we're not going to let it change our lives"...
    It's changed the way that we fly, going in North America alone, the oceans have indeed met and not just by the internet.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  13. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    They are going to get the person or persons who are reponsible for this Times Square bomb scare.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  14. Saveena, Pennsylvania

    I believe that whoever owns that oil and the rig should pay for the clean up.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  15. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Hears what we do if B.P. dogs us we take control of there oil rig and give it to new Orleans .

    May 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  16. Marc Klein

    So happy nothing serious happened. After 9/11 NY doesn't need to be another war zone.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  17. Otha

    Greetings Everyone

    May 3, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  18. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I seem to remember BP saying that they could handle any oil spill. I think they have a lot of explaining to do.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  19. Susan, NJ

    We were at that exact spot 2 weeks ago. The terror was effective in that it makes me think twice about going back anytime soon.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  20. Cessy - Chicago

    a reminder to always keep our eyes and ears open-wherever we go.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  21. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Emily – you are right, God bless the very modest vendor who reported this car to the police!

    Thank God who ever did this, did not have good enough training to make a real bomb that would have caused great damage!

    This story is moving very fast.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  22. Carlos

    Doesn't sharing so much detail information about the investigation compromise the process of it? What's the reason for authorities to put out some many details?

    May 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  23. Saveena, Pennsylvania

    Good evening everyone, I pray for all involved in the cleaning up of the oil spill, I hope it never hit shore.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  24. Sue

    BTW, Welcome back! We missed you! LOL. Dr.Sanjay Gupta is a great backfill while you are away bytheway!

    May 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  25. Emily

    @Starr Santa Fe,

    "I truly am surprised that this attack is from overseas. I thought that it was domestic terror."

    I'm not, sad to say... there just seems to be something about the timing.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  26. Cessy - Chicago

    good monday evening to you amazing AC360 staff and fans!

    well, Hello! Anderson 🙂 Great to see you back.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  27. Sue

    Kudos to Peter Bergen. Great to hear him on the topic. Great discussion.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  28. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. Great to be here with all of you and hope you all had a great weekend. Some experts are saying that it wasn't really a bomb in that car and not a very sophisticated incindiary device. Lots of leads sounds like. Lots of video.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  29. Sue R. Canton Mi.

    Good evening. Good to see you back Anderson.

    Wow,,What happened at Times Square this weekend is a reminder that we all need to be aware of whats going on around us.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  30. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    This war has changed all our lives America no longer feels safe the oceans have met .

    May 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  31. Kathy, Chicago

    Hi AC, welcome back. Loved 60 minutes. Glad you and NYC are safe!

    May 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  32. Emily

    The NYPD, JTTF, and all involved are working so well together!
    This is great to hear how quickly these pieces are coming together.

    Great to see Peter Bergen! – Always provides great insight.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  33. Allen

    Peter Bergen is smart. What is his background? He always seems to analyze better than most pundits!

    May 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  34. Monica M. Williams

    The Time Square Bomber: I heard that story and instantly thought of the numerous time I've walked Time Square, heading to a show, dinner, connecting to a train or just milling about. Thank goodness the bomber could not sync the explosives. Secondly thankful for the street vender who had the presence of mind to question what was going on with that car.

    What did we learn? The terrorist are web savvy. They now use Craig's List.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Michael,
    Yes, You're right about that, Never have park there on the street, That is so very serious dangerous. Good point there.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  36. Sue

    Good Evening Anderson!
    Great coverage on breaking news! Thanks! Just WOW!

    May 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  37. Starr Santa Fe

    I truly am surprised that this attack is from overseas. I thought that it was domestic terror.

    Shows me how wrong i can be!

    May 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  38. Susan, NJ

    Why isn't more of this investigation being kept under wraps so as not to alert the bad guys?

    May 3, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  39. Susan, NJ

    A Pakistani national???

    May 3, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Starr Santa Fe

    Glad to see you back Anderson. Good evening Team 360. Hope you all had a nice weekend.

    Hello, David, Isabel, Gabriela, Nancy, Megan, Kim, Nichole, Devin, Dodie, Mike, Smith, Casey, oann, N. Royalton, OH, everyone...hope you all had a great weekend.

    What a night for news!!

    May 3, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  41. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hope will catch him right away after he ran, changed his shirt, that was good catch on the tape, Hope there are possible connection.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  42. Emily

    So glad that the T-Shirt vendor was alert and warned authorities!
    Congrats to him, and all for clearing Times Square without any troubles.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  43. Susan, NJ

    The guy with the shirt is a red herring – it was just some guy who was hot. A perp wouldn't have done something like that in the middle of the sidewalk.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Just going to have to change parking rules and build parking garages .

    May 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Amanda

    Sanjay was wonderful, but we missed you Anderson!

    May 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Emily

    Welcome back Anderson! (Dr. Gupta did a great job in your seat).
    Good evening 360 Team, Mike, Jo Ann, Isabel & David, Megan, Starr, Renee, Gloria, Nicole, Nancy & Bloggers!

    May 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Karin Urban from Berlin/Germany

    Hi Anderson,
    I am so glad you are back on the show!
    Thanks for the delicious report on “60 Minutes”. I enjoyed it very much!

    May 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  48. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Lisa Bloom, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Hope you have great weekend! 🙂
    Happy Monday night!!!
    Welcome back Anderson, Dr. Sanjay Gutpa was doing great job fill-in for you, Anderson!!!! 🙂 Missed you.

    May 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Monica M. Williams

    Welcome Back Anderson!

    May 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    Whaaat???

    May 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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