Bomb Scare Disrupts Rush Hour Trains and Traffic in Financial District

One of the suspicious devices is seen in

They were left on a platform at the Fulton Street station, a busy transit hub where eight subway lines converge in the Financial District.

"I want everyone to know nothing of danger has been found and there's no indication of any further activity", said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. "A senior law enforcement official also confirms to NBC 4 NY the identity of the person of interest", WNBC wrote Friday.

The New York Daily News reports that members of the NYPD Bomb Squad were called in to investigate the suspicious packages found at Fulton St. station.

Officials are looking for a person of interest in connection to the two suspicious packages found at Fulton Street.

There is also now an active warrant for his arrest that was issued in March due to his failure to report for missing drug screens as part of his pre-trial bond supervision.

Police confirmed on Friday that the suspicious packages found at two different locations in Lower Manhattan earlier today contained no explosives, according to law enforcement officials.

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"We have three empty rice cookers that obviously two of them are connected". And I don't even need to get into how every September 11 there is a faded, yet ever present sense of fear in New Yorkers.

All trains have resumed stopping at Fulton Street station, according to the MTA.

A third suspicious device found Friday morning in downtown NY has been deemed safe, according to police.

Police stressed at a news conference on Friday that it wasn't clear if the man was trying to frighten people or merely throwing the objects away. The New York police bomb squad arrived at the station after it was reported by a 911 caller. Along with delays as a result of the suspended train service, 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J and Z trains would not be stopping at the Fulton Street station.

In December 2017, a Bangladeshi immigrant named Akayed Ullah set off a bomb in a subway tunnel near Times Square, leaving three people slightly injured.

Pressure cookers were also used to create the bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon.

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