Man Apprehended In Manhattan Subway Terror Scare

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.