Monday, October 23, 2006

NY Bomb Threat

Police are responding to an emotionally disturbed person on a bus claiming to have a bomb near the Port Authority Bus Terminal on 8th Ave and W 40th St.

The terminal has been closed and bus and subway traffic is being diverted.

Officials have shut down 8th and 9th Avenues and 40th and 41st Streets.

Update:

From NY 1:

A portion of the Port Authority Bus Terminal remains closed this afternoon due to a police investigation.

NY1 was told the situation involves a passenger who is refusing to get off a bus, and the Port Authority says the partial shutdown is just a precaution.

The streets outside the terminal are more crowded than usual, as buses are picking up and discharging passengers along 9th Avenue between 37th and 39th Streets.

Buses currently are not being allowed to enter or leave the south wing of the terminal.

Update 2:

NBC 4 is reporting that the bomb scare is over:

Things around Port Authority are getting back to normal after police activity shut off the streets surrounding the station.

The south wing of the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown had to be closed - due to a police situation involving an emotionally disturbed person.

Traffic was halted on both 8th and 9th avenues, and on 40th and 41st streets.

For those who are familiar with Port Authority grounds, 41st Street is the street that runs inside the building.

The partial closure of the terminal began shortly after 1 p.m.


I hope this guy wasn't from New Jersey. ;-)

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