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Police Drove ‘Bomb’ Out of Times Square to Protect Crowds and Kids

(DNAINFO) Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner | July 21, 2016 — “We’re gonna go, but I’m not going to have anybody else go with us,” one officer said.

When a man tossed what appeared to be a bomb into their NYPD van in the middle of Times Square, two police officers only had a few seconds to decide what to do.

Sgt. Hameed Armani, a 10-year veteran of the force, didn’t even consider hopping out of the car and running for his life, as many might have done.

“The light went off, started blinking. I looked around and saw a lot of kids, a lot of young people, a lot of people out there in Times Square,” said Armani, who has a 12-year-old daughter and originally hails from Afghanistan.

“We looked at each other, I was like, ‘We’re gonna go, but I’m not going to have anybody else go with us.’ The lights were on the car, we drove as fast as possible trying to get away from Duffy Square.”

Source: Police Drove ‘Bomb’ Out of Times Square to Protect Crowds and Kids – Times Square & Theater District – DNAinfo New York