The New York Police Department announced on Friday that it had shut down a subway station in Lower Manhattan due to a suspicious package.
The station, serving as a busy transit hub as it’s situated a few blocks away from the World Trade Centre, has been immediately evacuated after a 911 caller.
Bomb Squad is suiting up and heading into Fulton St subway stop after reports of suspicious package. Cop yelling at people to stay back “This is a police emergency… for your safety do not come down the block” @fox5ny pic.twitter.com/5Qo9E7Bnbp
— Kayla Mamelak (@KaylaMamelak) 16 августа 2019 г.
In the statement shared via Twitter, the police urged people to avoid the Fulton Street subway station.
As it’s seen on photos shared on social media, the suspicious objects turned out to be pressure cookers or electric crockpots. According to the police, the bomb squad has cleared the suspicious items.
Fulton St. subway station evacuated – pressure cookers found placed in station. @NYPD Bomb Squad cleared devises as NOT explosive
— Bridget Brown (@bridgbrown) 16 августа 2019 г.