Document Type

Data Set

Publication Date

5-1-2010

Twitter Search Words

time, square, car, bomb

Search Start Date

2010-05-01

Search End Date

2010-05-13

Abstract

Twitter data stream collected following several Washington Post news alerts:

11:28 PM EDT Saturday, May 1, 2010

Police evacuated Times Square tonight after a dark-colored sport-utility vehicle was found to be smoking and a small “flash” was observed by firefighters on the scene, authorities said.

03:03 AM EDT Sunday, May 2, 2010

A suspicious vehicle parked in Times Square "did indeed contain an explosive device," says New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

02:13 PM EDT Monday, May 3, 2010

The failed car bombing attempt in Times Square increasingly appears to have been coordinated by several people in a plot with international links, Obama administration officials said Tuesday.

05:52 PM EDT Monday, May 3, 2010

An FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force has taken over the investigation of the failed Times Square bombing because of indications it was connected to international terrorism, a senior law enforcement course said Monday.

12:18 AM EDT Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Authorities arrested a Connecticut man who is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan in the failed Times Square car bombing, news reports said early Tuesday.

01:18 AM EDT Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The suspect in the failed Times Square bombing was arrested late Monday night by Customs and Border Patrol agents at JFK International Airport as he tried to board a flight to Dubai, administration officials said.

Total Messages

48,000

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