Another Terror Alert!
UPDATE: All clear given.
West 42nd St. has reopened between 7th and 8th Avenues in Manhattan after police descended on the area following reports of a suspicious package.
The street has been closed for approximately three hours while police investigated.
The object in question appeared to be a small rolling suitcase. Police had roped off the area in front of a McDonald’s in Times Square.
The suitcase has been discredited as a threat.
Earlier Today: Fox5 -The NYPD has descended on 42nd St. between 7th and 8th Avenues in Manhattan where a suspicious package was reported. The street has been closed while police investigate.
It appears that the object in question is a small rolling suitcase. Police have roped off the area in front of a McDonald’s in Times Square.
People who work in businesses and office buildings in the area are being kept away by the NYPD.
The city remains on high-alert after the recent explosionS in NJ and NY.
In case you missed the details of terrorist Rahami’s arrest:
Recent: After the explosions in Manhattan and Elizabeth, NJ, a man is in custody after a shootout with the police.
Reportedly, two officers have been injured. One was shot, and another struck by a car, after responding to reports that an active shooter was firing at cars in Linden, NJ. Linden is just south of Elizabeth.
Police said the suspect was detained. Sources told NBC News the suspect was identified as Rahami, a 28-year-old Elizabeth, NJ resident suspected in a series of explosions in New Jersey and New York over the weekend.
Officers also found a “suspicious package.” The bomb squad and explosive-sniffing dogs have been called in.