Officials have given the "all clear" after a portion of Times Square was shut down due to a suspicious package.
All clear given in Times Square following report of “suspicious package”
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) March 28, 2016
A portion of the popular tourist destination was shut down and cleared around 3 p.m. after a suspicious package was found. The NYPD confirmed they investigated the threat and called in a bomb squad.
NYPD confirms to me they are investigating a suspicious package in Times Square, area being cleared.
— Nicolás Medina Mora (@MedinaMora) March 28, 2016
Times Square was previously evacuated in June 2015 when a suspicious package was found. Officials defused a homemade bomb in May 2010.
Posted by Norma Luz Davila on Monday, March 28, 2016