The New York Post reports:
The person of interest who sparked an evacuation in Lower Manhattan in the rice cooker subway scare has been apprehended, cops said Saturday. The arrest unfolded around 1 a.m. in the Bronx, where police also took a shopping cart into evidence, cell phone video shows.
The Friday morning incident sent the morning rush into a scramble when someone left two rice cookers in the Fulton Street subway station around 7 a.m., prompting NYPD to shut down the station and evacuate the area.
The Post identified the man seen in CCTV footage planting the devices as Larry Griffin II, of West Virginia. A cousin of Griffin said the man is known to pick up random objects and leave them in different spots.
Griffin has a pending criminal case in West Virginia in which he’s accused of filming himself having sex with a chicken and sending the video to a minor. Yesterday’s incident disrupted eight subway lines, causing about half a million commuters to be delayed an hour or more.
UPDATE-The below individual has been located and the investigation continues. Thank you to all who called in tips as well as our federal partners who as ALWAYS stand by our side @NewYorkFBI @ATFNewYork @NYCTSubway @NYPDDCPI @NYPDnews pic.twitter.com/bmIldU8ahd
— Chief Dermot F. Shea (@NYPDDetectives) August 17, 2019