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Reports said two pressure cookers closed down the Fulton Street subway station in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning.
Authorities said the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Bomb Squad determined the pressure cookers were not explosives. A 911 caller alerted police to the situation, and a police spokesperson said people were evacuated in order to exercise “an abundance of caution.”
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Reports said trains were also diverted from the station, causing significant delays in operations.
The NYPD tweeted an advisory to those near the subway station early Friday morning.
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“ADVISORY: Please avoid the area of Fulton St & William St in the Fulton St subway station (Manhattan) due to a police investigation,” the tweet read. “Expect a police presence and emergency vehicles in the area. Check @NYCTSubway for possible schedule changes. More info to follow.”
The department again tweeted at 5:46 a.m. local time that officers had given the all clear.
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UPDATE: ALL CLEAR. The suspicious packages have been fully investigated and have been deemed safe by our @NYPDCT officers.
Reports said both pressure cookers were placed 25-feet apart inside the station near an elevator and subway platform on the lower level. The NYPD Counter Terrorism Bureau shared two photos of the devices on Twitter following the initial event.
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Our @NYPDCT Bomb Squad has cleared the devices inside of Fulton Street subway station in Lower Manhattan. They are...
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