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Times Square Evacuated: Police Investigate Suspicious Package

Reports are coming in that parts of New York’s Times Square have been closed to traffic as police investigate a suspicious package. The Associated Press is reporting that police say the package, described as a small, white “cooler,” is located at 46th and Broadway.

New York City, and Times Square in particular, have been on edge since the car bomb incident last weekend, when a Nissan Pathfinder filled with explosive material was left parked in Times Square. The car bomb failed to detonate and the alleged perpetrator, Faizal Shazad was arrested on board a plane, attempting to leave the country.

Cameras on Times Square are showing police lines blocking the area off from traffic and pedestrians. We will update as more becomes known.


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