Anti-Israel protesters block police from reaching grenade in Uber during Times Square march: sources

March 03, 2024

An inert grenade was discovered in the back seat of an Uber in Times Square Saturday — which the NYPD bomb squad struggled to reach due to anti-Israel protesters blocking traffic, The Post has learned. Several protesters marching up to Times Square as part of the Millions March for Palestine were arrested for blocking the way of the police vehicle as it responded to the scene, police and sources said. 9 An explosive device was discovered in the back seat of an Uber in Times Square Saturday which the NYPD bomb squad struggled to reach due to anti-Israel protesters blocking traffic, The Post has learned. Adam Gray for New York Post9 After dropping off a passenger at 42nd Street and 7th Avenue in Times Square, an Uber driver turned around and saw a grenade in the back seat of his Nissan Altima, police sources said. William Miller9 The Bomb Squad struggled to get to the explosive device due to the thousands of protesters marching up to Times Square as part of the Millions March for Palestine, a police source said.