Mohave County Sheriff’s officials say 55-year-old James Lyle Pierson, from Washington state, was booked Wednesday on suspicion of disorderly conduct involving a dangerous instrument.
Authorities say Pierson rigged his four-door sedan with propane bottles, gasoline and shotgun shells in an attempt to make the car explode during a crash. But it didn’t go off when he drove off a steep embankment Tuesday night.
Pierson survived, then walked eight miles to Oatman, where he called authorities. He was taken to a hospital where he was treated and later released. Police bomb technicians later rendered the vehicle safe.
New York City NY May 1 2010
BY: RICK MCCANN/STAFF
PRIVATE OFFICER NEWS
NYPD is on high alert after finding a car bomb in the heart of Times Square.
The vehicle, reportedly a black Nissan Pathfinder contains propane tanks, gas can, black power and a timing device. Police are still working to contain and disarm the bomb using a robot.
The area has been evacuated and now police are concerned about the subway system and has dispatched officers to check trains, tracks and the entire subway system.
Police say they do not know yet if this is connected to terrorism but federal authorities including the Department of Homeland Security is on the scene.
The license plate on the vehicle is reported to be stolen and police are checking area cameras to see if they can find any video of the person who drove the vehicle.