Police Deem Two 'Suspicious Packages' in Times Square Safe: Officials - NBC New York

Police Deem Two 'Suspicious Packages' in Times Square Safe: Officials

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    Unattended Cooler, Suitcase Prompts Police to Shut Down Part of Times Square

    An unattended cooler and suitcase promoted police to shut down Times Square late Sunday into early Monday while they investigated. 

    (Published Monday, May 1, 2017)

    An unattended suitcase and cooler in Times Square promoted a heavy police presence and an investigation, officials say. 

    Police deemed the two items safe at around 12:30 Monday morning, authorities said. 

    Police were on the scene for about an hour investigating “possible suspicious packages” in Times Square Sunday night into early Monday morning, officials said.

    Authorities closed 42 Street to 46 Street and Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue, police said.

    The call came shortly after 11:30 p.m. Sunday for the two packages found at 44th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenue. It didn't take long for the packages to be declared safe by officials. 

    Police said the streets have reopened. 

    Earlier in the day Sunday, the FDNY were called to Astoria shortly before 6 p.m. for a suspicious package. 

    Shortly afer 8 p.m. Sunday, police deemed the package not suspicious nor explosive. 

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