What to Know
- The suspicious package on a man who was hit by an A train in Queens Friday morning was deemed safe, NYPD say
- NYPD Bomb Squad responded to the scene of a man who was stuck by a train and reported to have suspicious package
- The man was struck by a train at 80 Street and Liberty Avenue in Queens and was taken to a hospital, fire officials
The suspicious package on a man who was hit by an A train in Queens Friday morning turned out to be a thermos and umbrella wrapped together, a senior official told NBC 4 New York.
The man believed to be in possession of a suspicious package had a cylinder wrapped in plastic wrap and rubber bands in a backpack, a senior official told NBC 4 New York. Although, an initial Bomb Squad review suggested they were not explosives, they continued to take the situation seriously until it was deemed safe.
"The suspicious package @MTA 80th Street/Hudson Station in the @NYPD106PCT was deemed safe by @NYPDCT Bomb Squad. Expect to see residual delays in the area," the NYPD Counterterrorism Unit said in a tweet.
The frenzy started Friday morning after an initial call came in shortly before 7 a.m. of an unidentified man under an A train with a suspicious package and prompted authorities and the Bomb Squad to swarm the area.
The man struck was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
The A line subway was suspended between Euclid Ave. and Lefferts Blvd/Howard Beach following the incident. Expect residual delays in the area.
Police say the man may have jumped the tracks and an item he had was discovered and deemed suspicious.
Authorities swarmed the scene of the incident. Chopper 4 video showed a number of NYPD and FDNY vehicles as well as authorities combing the area.
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