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Objects found at N.Y. subway station aren’t explosive devices, police say

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Law enforcement personnel stand in front of a New York subway entrance after reports of a suspicious package.
(WABC-TV)

Two suspicious objects that prompted the evacuation of a major lower Manhattan subway station during the morning commute Friday are not explosive devices, police said.

The bomb squad cleared the items found at the Fulton Street station, New York Police Department Counterterrorism Chief James Waters said on Twitter.

Waters posted photos of the objects, which looked like pressure cookers or crockpots.

“The suspicion is that they were placed there to suggest that they were electronic devices and possible bombs,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on WCBS-AM after the all-clear was given.

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An apparent pressure cooker or crockpot sits on the floor of a New York City subway platform on Friday.
(Associated Press)

The devices were found around 7 a.m. at the line that carries No. 2 and 3 trains.

The station is a busy transit hub a few blocks from the World Trade Center.

In 2017, a would-be suicide attacker set off a homemade pipe bomb in an underground passageway at the Times Square subway station during rush hour, seriously injuring himself.


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