Police are searching for a man who was captured on surveillance video planting a suspicious device with a blinking red light inside a phone booth outside Jay Z's nightclub in Manhattan early Tuesday.
The man is seen on video walking up to the phone booth near the 40/40 Club at Fifth Avenue and West 25th Street at about 3 a.m.. He places some sort of device consisting of a black pipe, two pieces of wood, white cord and a flashing LED light there, then walks away.
Police say a doorman later found the device and called police. The NYPD's emergency services unit and bomb squad responded and determined the device was non-incendiary.
The hoax suspect is now being sought by police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.