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NYPD Evacuates Times Sq. Due To Suspicious Package


According to a report on MSNBC, NYPD say that the suspicious package in question is a cooler or lunchbox left in front of a hotel.

CNN reported that the FBI confirmed to them that they are also investigating the incident.

Late Update: Police have allowed traffic and people to re-enter Times Square. MSNBC reports that the NYPD gave the all clear after finding no harmful materials in the container.

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