NYC Police Chief compares manhunt to Jack Bauer

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly Tuesday made a surprising pop culture reference during a press conference about failed bombing attempt in Times Square. 

Kelly compared law enforcement officials' arrest of Faisal Shahzad -- the Pakistani-American who is connected to the plot -- to Jack Bauer, the fictional government agent played by Keifer Sutherland who fights terrorists as the main character in the Fox series "24."

"We know that Jack Bauer can do it in 24 minutes," he said. "But in the real world, 53 [hours] is a pretty good number."

"24" actually tracks the course of events over a 24-hour span, but we got the point.