Police Evacuate New York’s World Trade Center Station after Suspicious Package Found

The New York Police Department (NYPD) evacuated the World Trade Center train station in NYC today following a bomb scare and the discovery of 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.

Police ordered people to stay clear of the Oculus Center transportation hub saying.

“Due to a police investigation please avoid The Oculus at this time,” NYPD said in a statement.

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. 

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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.’

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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