FBI unveils giant digital wanted poster at Times Square

FBI digital billboard at Times Square

FBI's digital billboard at Time Square.

NEW YORK – The FBI has unveiled a massive digital wanted poster in New York’s Times Square.

The eye-popping display measuring 30-feet by 40-feet will now display fugitives wanted by the FBI.

The announcement was made Friday morning during a live segment on NBC’s “The Today Show,” as the faces of three fugitives wanted for crimes in the New York region flashed across the gigantic screen. 

“When the FBI asked us to expand our billboard program to Times Square, we agreed immediately,” said Clear Channel executive Harry Coghlan. “This important initiative will now reach the thousands of people who pass through Times Square each day.”

Clear Channel is offering the service free of charge.

The FBI said digital billboards can be posted electronically at a moment’s notice, unlike traditional paper ones.

The FBI now has 1,500 digital billboard in 40 states.

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