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Breaking News: Times Square Being Evacuated

Update: All clear given. The cooler contained water bottles. Better safe than sorry…

Times Square is currently being evacuated from 42nd to 47th Streets after a “suspicious package”–an abandoned white cooler–was found near 45th and Broadway. There are no further details at this time, but check back on the Observatory or the Observer’s Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/fordhamobserver for the latest. Stay alert and stay safe, Fordham!

CNN reports that the NYPD has closed the following streets:

  • East bound on 46th street from 8th Ave
  • West bound on 45th street from 6th Ave.
  • And the Broadway and 7th Ave plaza between 44th and 47th.
  • 44th and 47th streets themselves are not closed.

Update: 2:30: A robot has inspected the package but the results were inconclusive.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/07/seeing-many-somethings/?hp

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