Police Investigate Pressure Cooker in Suitcase at NYC Subway Station - NBC New York

Police Investigate Pressure Cooker in Suitcase at NYC Subway Station



    Bomb Squad Clears Pressure Cooker in Suitcase

    The NYPD bomb squad gave the "all clear" Saturday evening after a pressure cooker was found in a suitcase at a subway station in Manhattan. Wale Aliyu reports.

    (Published Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017)

    What to Know

    • What appears to be a pressure cooker inside a suitcase was found at the 6 train station at 33rd Street in Midtown, police say

    • The NYPD bomb squad determined the package wasn't an explosive shortly before 9 p.m.

    • 6 trains were skipping the station in both directions, but service later resumed

    A suspicious package was found at a subway station in Midtown on Saturday night, sparking an investigation by police that led to the package being cleared by the NYPD bomb squad. 

    What appeared to be a pressure cooker was found inside a suitcase at the 33rd Street 6 train station at Park Avenue, according to NYPD spokesman Peter Donald, who said information was preliminary.

    The package was discovered shortly after 6 p.m. in the southbound area of the station, according to the NYPD.

    The bomb squad gave an “all clear” on the package shortly before 9 p.m., Donald said. It was determined to be abandoned property and not a bomb. 

    The MTA said subway trains were bypassing the station in both directions as police investigated. Service eventually resumed around 11 p.m. 

    It wasn't the first pressure cooker to cause a scare since the Chelsea bombing on Sept. 17 of last year. Over the past 14 months, there have been about a half-dozen instances when police investigated abandoned pressure cookers that were found to be harmless. 

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