Mass evacuation after bomb alert at World Financial Center in New York
A package delivered to New York World Financial Center building which appeared to be a grenade has been cleared by the bomb squad as a toy.
The suspicious packet was found at Two World Financial Center near the World Trade Center site and prompted a mass evacuation of the building at 11:00 a.m. yesterday.
The package had been spotted during routine screening, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said.
The police department’s bomb squad surrounded the scene in lower Manhattan.
NBC reported an “all clear” on its Twitter feed at 12:27 p.m.
Two World Financial Center was severely damaged by the falling debris when the World Trade Center towers collapsed in the September 11 attacks on New York.
The building had to be closed for repairs until May 2002 as a result of the damage.