Bomb Squad officers with the New York Police Department's counter-terrorism division said two suspicious packages found at the Fulton Street subway complex were not explosive.
The two items were rice cookers, according to two law enforcement sources. They do not appear to be modified in any way, one of the sources said. Authorities are looking into whether the items were accidentally left behind - or if this is some type of bomb prank.
Another suspicious package was found near a garbage can in Chelsea just over an hour later. Cops have not determined what the third package was or if it was dangerous.
Police urged straphangers to avoid the Fulton Street subway station because of the first two packages, which were reported by a 911 caller.
The station was evacuated out of “an abundance of caution,” a police spokesperson said, before the Bomb Squad cleared the devices
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