On Friday morning, a lower Manhattan subway hub was evacuated, eight subway lines were diverted during rush hour, and a few blocks in Chelsea were frozen after three suspicious packages—which turned out to be harmless rice cookers—were found.
Now police are looking for a person who was “observed in the area of the Fulton Street Subway Station with a shopping cart and a suspicious device.” An NYPD wanted poster shows another image of the person of interest, showing his “Amazon Prime Day” t-shirt.
The investigation comes three years after 31 people were injured by a pressure cooker rigged into an explosive device on West 23rd Street in Chelsea in the summer of 2016. Ahmad Khan Rahimi was ultimately convicted for planting the bomb here and another in New Jersey as part of a terrorist attack.
— Candace McCowan (@CandaceMcCowan7) August 16, 2019