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Reward for '08 Times Square bombing leads

Law enforcement is offering a reward of up

Law enforcement is offering a reward of up to $65,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the 2008 bombing of the U.S. Armed Forces recruiting station in Times Square. Photo Credit: AP/FBI

Federal and local authorities offered a $65,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons who bombed the U.S. Army recruiting station in Times Square in 2008.

The suspect or suspects "may be connected" to other unsolved bombings in New York City, one at the British Consulate in 2005 and one at the Mexican Consulate in 2007, according to a joint statement from the FBI and the NYPD.

The agencies also released for the first time video of the suspect or suspects and a picture of the explosive device.

"The explosive device was built using an ammunition can commonly found on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was filled halfway with black powder and detonated using a time fuse. Although no one was wounded, the device could have caused significant casualties if people had been close to the blast," the statement said.

A suspect was caught on surveillance tape riding up on a blue Ross bicycle to the recruiting station on March 6, 2008, planting the bomb and riding away.

"All of the devices were delivered by an individual on a bicycle and were detonated between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. The incidents may be connected," the statement said.

"Although the suspect appears to be working alone, he or she may have had a lookout or surveillance team of as many as five other individuals in Times Square at the time of the attack," the statement said.

Anyone with information on any of the bombings is being asked to call the FBI at 212-384-1000. "Tipsters may remain anonymous," the statement said.

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