Times Square Sees Brief Bomb Scare

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Local news reported that the driver of the truck, Ryan Frasier of Queens, was eventually located and taken into custody for questioning.

A bomb scare shut down New York's Times Square on Saturday night.

According to local news reports, the alert was triggered by an abandoned white box truck found on 46th St. near Broadway, which forced police to evacuate a busy Time Square at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The truck was left abandoned outside two theaters and the Marriott Marquis hotel.

After swarming the suspect vehicle, police determined it was no threat and called off the alert and all the affected performances were allowed to resume.

Local news reported that the driver of the truck, Ryan Frasier of Queens, was eventually located and taken into custody for questioning. Frasier was released by police on Sunday with a ticket.

April 4, 10:25 am Corrected story throughout to reflect that a Broadway performance of Hamilton was not evacuated. "Audience members remained in their seats until the show began at 8:30pm," a rep for the show stated.

 

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