Major Manhattan subway station deemed safe after Friday bomb scare
NEW YORK CITY — A major subway station in lower Manhattan was deemed safe after it was evacuated Friday morning on reports of suspicious devices.
Bomb squad units descended on the Fulton Street subway station in Manhattan early Friday morning after a suspicious device was found on the street, police said. Another suspicious device was later found on a subway platform that serves the 2 and 3 trains, Channel 3 Eyewitness reports.
Police later determined that the devices were not explosive. Investigators are still on scene and searching nearby stations “out of an abundance of caution,” according to an NYPD Twitter account.
Police are asking people to avoid the Fulton Street subway station in Manhattan and the surrounding area as they investigate the scene.
Metropolitan Transit Authority officials said to expect delays in the area.
Commuters took to Twitter to voice their frustrations Friday morning.
One man said announcements were being made, but speakers in the subway weren’t working.
The NYCT Subway replied to a commuter’s tweet at 9:16 a.m. that service had resumed at Fulton Street on all lines except the 2/3, “which continues to be the site of an active investigation.”
“We'll provide an update when 2/3 trains begin stopping there again,” the tweet said.