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BREAKING NEWS: NYC subway station near World Trade Center is evacuated after two ‘suspicious packages’ which look like pressure cookers are found

  • Police say two suspicious packages found inside a major lower Manhattan subway station near the One World Trade Center were not explosives
  • One of the packages was found inside Fulton Street station, and the other was found on a near by platform that carries 2 and 3 trains
  • In a tweet, NYPD Chief of Counter-terrorism Chief James R. Waters said the devices have now been cleared, and said they were ‘NOT explosive devices’
  • The two reported items were pressure cookers 

Police say two suspicious packages found inside a major lower Manhattan subway station near the One World Trade Center were not explosives, after an early morning scare.

One of the packages was found inside Fulton Street station, and the other was found on a near by platform that carries 2 and 3 trains. 

In a tweet, NYPD Chief of Counter-terrorism Chief James R. Waters said the devices have now been cleared, and said they were ‘NOT explosive devices’.

The two reported items were pressure cookers and do not appear to be modified in any way, according to two law enforcement. 

One of the packages was found inside Fulton Street station, and the other was found on a near by platform that carries 2 and 3 trains

Police say two suspicious packages found inside a major lower Manhattan subway station near the One World Trade Center were not explosives, after an early morning scare 

One of the packages was found inside Fulton Street station, and the other was found on a near by platform that carries 2 and 3 trains

One of the packages was found inside Fulton Street station, and the other was found on a near by platform that carries 2 and 3 trains

Investigators are working to find out whether the items were left behind 

‘Out of an abundance of caution officers have searched nearby stations,’ Waters added.       

Authorities were alerted to the scene at around 7:15 am Friday. There were no reported injuries.

Three New York Fire Department units also have been sent to the scene of the police investigation near the Fulton Street subway complex, a department spokesperson said. 

Authorities were alerted to the scene at around 7:15 am Friday. There were no reports of injuries

Authorities were alerted to the scene at around 7:15 am Friday. There were no reports of injuries

Three New York Fire Department units also have been sent to the scene of the police investigation near the Fulton Street subway complex, a department spokesperson said

Three New York Fire Department units also have been sent to the scene of the police investigation near the Fulton Street subway complex, a department spokesperson said

The station is a busy transit hub a few blocks from the World Trade Center.

In 2017, a would-be suicide attacker set off a homemade pipe bomb in an underground passageway at the Times Square subway station during rush hour, seriously injuring himself.     

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