Monday, February 26, 2024
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Monday, February 26, 2024

NYPD K9 spots suspicious package nearby Times Square, evacuations underway

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Police are swarming the blocks surrounding Times Square in New York City for reports of a suspicious package.

Police are swarming the blocks surrounding Times Square in New York City for reports of a suspicious package, Your Content is learning.

According to preliminary reports, a K9 “had a hit on an unattended package” in the area of 7th Ave and W 47th Street shortly before 12:20 p.m.


Update: The scene was cleared by 1:00 p.m. ET


Law enforcement sources say a man riding bicycle threw what may be a cookie tin toward people sitting on the steps, prompting them to flee. There is no indication as of 12:30 p.m. that the object is a real device.

But police are checking out the container as a precaution giving the ongoing situation near the U.S. Capitol, sources told NBC New York — adding that a private security dog sniffed the container and sat down, an unusual reaction that prompted an extra response.

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Roughly three blocks of Times Square have been evacuated, from 45th to 48th Streets along Seventh Avenue, NBC reported.

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