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Device with gas cans, wires found in car in N.J.

NEWARK - A police bomb squad in New Jersey’s largest city is using a robot to examine a vehicle containing what appears to be two gasoline canisters connected by wires to a device.

The Dodge Omni is parked about six car lengths from a railroad overpass in Newark that serves Amtrak and NJ Transit trains. The trains are still running.

Police have blocked off the section of the street below the overpass so traffic cannot go under the tracks. The area is a mostly residential section near a main thoroughfare in Newark.

Last month, 30-year-old Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty to a failed bombing attempt using a sport utility vehicle rigged with a homemade bomb in New York City’s Times Square on May 1.

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