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Psych Exam Ordered for Man in Times Square Fake-Bomb Scare



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    The man whose bomb hoax had the city on edge is facing several charges including resisting arrest and making terroristic threats. The night-long drama started when he allegedly tossed a suspicious device into a police van in Times Square. Jonathan Dienst has more. (Published Thursday, July 21, 2016)

    A man accused of tossing a fake bomb into a police van in Times Square is headed for a psychiatric examination to determine whether he's fit to stand trial.

    A judge ordered the exam Wednesday as Hector Meneses was arraigned by video from a hospital. Meneses has been there since his arrest last Thursday.

    The 52-year-old hasn't entered a plea to the false-bombing and false-reporting charges. His lawyer hasn't returned a call seeking comment.

    Security video showed a passing driver flinging an object through the police van's open window.

    Sgt. Hameed Armani and Officer Peter Cybulski say the device flashed and clicked. They were lauded for driving away from crowds before getting the object out of the van.

    Police say Meneses then engaged officers in an hours-long standoff.

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