Published: May 03, 2010 10:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK  - Lee County Sheriff Michael Scott was in New York City over the weekend and shortly after taking part in a New York City bomb squad training session, he found himself at the scene of a bomb scare in Times Square.  Sheriff Scott spoke with WINK News. (See video.)

Meanwhile, a law enforcement official says the registered owner of an SUV used in a botched bombing in Times Square told investigators he sold it for cash three weeks ago.

The official tells The Associated Press that the Connecticut owner questioned Sunday about what happened to the SUV says he sold the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder to a stranger.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to the AP on Monday because the investigation is at a sensitive stage.

Investigators interviewed the last owner on record of the vehicle in a probe of a failed bombing that cleared several streets around Times Square of thousands of tourists on a busy Saturday night.

Officials say the owner, whose name has not been released, is not considered a suspect in the botched bombing.