(SNews) – The New York Police Department (NYPD) evacuated the World Trade Center train station in New York City today following a bomb scare and a ‘suspicious package’ in the building.
The NYPD bomb squad is investigating a pressure cooker that was found on the last car of a PATH train at the Oculus Center in the World Trade Center on Tuesday NBC reported.
The NYPD has ordered people to stay clear of the Oculus Center transportation hub saying, “Due to a police investigation please avoid The Oculus at this time.” The Port Authority later confirmed that the station has been evacuated.
The PATH train reportedly came from Newark, New Jersey. PATH service from Hoboken to the World Trade Center has been suspended and trains are bypassing the area.
According to The Daily Mail:
Emergency vehicles, including NYPD vans and helicopters, were seen outside the area as police continue to probe and evacuate the station.
The Oculus – which is the transportation hub that houses the World Trade Center’s Subway and PATH platforms – is one of the buildings erected following the Twin Tower attacks in 2001.
PATH Trains confirmed the line suspension and ongoing investigation, writing: ‘HOB-WTC remains suspended.
NWK-WTC is operating NWK-EXPL. PAPD continues to investigate an incident at WTC.’
ADVISORY: Due to a police investigation please avoid The Oculus at this time. pic.twitter.com/8L6HBvx5d3
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 10, 2023
Just FYI, the World Trade Center has not been evacuated. I'm on the 31st floor and nobody told me anything was going on. I learned it from hyperventilating idiots on Twitter.
— Ben Fischer (@BenFischerSBJ) January 10, 2023
Incident happening at World Trade Center #WTC #PATHtrain #NYPD #PAPD pic.twitter.com/GhkZiGWREa
— cb (@c_blaze_) January 10, 2023