I was very surprised this morning to read that a bomb was set off several hours before sunrise at the military recruitment center in Times Square.
Yesterday I went into work in the afternoon, as I had to take the morning off for a doctor appointment. Because the weather was decent, I decided to walk to my office from Penn Station. I remember very clearly walking past the recruitment center around 12:45 P.M. and looking at it. It is actually a rather small, metal box shaped building which occupies the median strip where Broadway and 7th Avenue cross over each other at the intersection with 42nd Street.
All that is known so far about the suspected bomber is that it is a male who rode a bicycle. On CNN's website, there is this article, which mentions that the person or persons responsible mailed letters to a number of Democratic congressional representatives, though the contents of the letter were not described, apart from the message "We Did It."
I am not going to speculate as to who was responsible for the bombing or what the motivation was. I just hope the idiot is caught.