The New York Daily News reports:
A pair of suspicious pressure cookers shut down a subway station in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning — but the NYPD’s Bomb Squad later determined they were not explosives, authorities said.
Another suspicious package was found near a garbage can in Chelsea just over an hour later. Cops have not determined what the third package was or if it was dangerous.
Police urged straphangers to avoid the Fulton Street subway station because of the first two packages, which were reported by a 911 caller.
Pressure cookers were used in the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured hundreds.
UPDATE: ALL CLEAR. The suspicious packages have been fully investigated and have been deemed safe by our @NYPDCT officers.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) August 16, 2019
We are so relieved that @NYPDTransit reports that the devices found at Fulton St do not pose an immediate risk to our customers. The police are still investigating and reroutes are still in effect. We know this has impacted many of your commutes and thank you for your patience. pic.twitter.com/8z4RD6gZVY
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) August 16, 2019
— New York Post (@nypost) August 16, 2019
2 pressure cookers left at a subway station in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning caused a major scare and significantly disrupted commutes as the police investigated. The packages were not explosive devices, the police said. https://t.co/peNKbvHxcV
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 16, 2019
JUST IN: Bomb squad officers have deemed two suspicious packages found around a downtown New York City subway station safe, according to the New York Police Department. The items were pressure cookers, according to two law enforcement sources. https://t.co/XpurQ19qoE pic.twitter.com/4ZYQ2u88UO
— New Day (@NewDay) August 16, 2019