Obama lauds police's 'quick action' in NY incident
US President Barack Obama commended the "quick action" by New York police in dealing with an apparent failed car bomb that prompted an evacuation of New York's Times Square on Saturday night, the White House said.
A statement issued by the White House said the New York Police Department had done "excellent work" in responding to the incident.
"The president commended the quick action by the NYPD and asked John Brennan (the president's top counterterrorism adviser) to communicate to NYPD that the federal government is prepared to provide support. John Brennan, working with the NYPD and others, will continue to keep the president up to date on the investigation," the White House statement said.