BRIDGEPORT - Officials say the Nissan Pathfinder found packed with explosives and smoking in Times Square had stolen license plates from a vehicle belonging to a Bridgeport man.

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The plates were traced back to Kramer's Used Auto Parts on Old South Avenue in Stratford, according to investigators.

The owner of the plates says they were stolen off his truck and he had nothing to do with the incident in Times Square. Police and the FBI say the man is not a suspect.

Authorities in New York say there's no evidence linking the explosives-laden SUV to the Taliban, despite claims of responsibility on websites.

AP wire reports contributed to this article.

NYPD: No evidence of a Taliban link to SUV bomb