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Police officers are investigating a “suspicious package” near New York’s Central Park

The NYPD was investigating a suspicious package that was spotted Thursday morning outside of Central Park on the Upper East Side, police said.

The “unattended black plastic box,” which was “shoebox-sized and chained to a fence,” was found on Fifth Avenue and East 85th Street around 8:15 a.m., a police source said.

The NYPD Bomb Squad was investigating, officers said.

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The box was spotted Thursday morning on the Upper East Side.
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The suspicious package from the NYPD and the Counter Terrorism Units
The incident is being investigated by the NYPD’s Bomb Squad.
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The suspicious package from the NYPD and the Counter Terrorism Units
The “unattended” box is “shoebox-sized and chained to a fence,” according to a source.
Matthew McDermott for the NY Post

Fifth Avenue was temporarily closed from East 86th Street to East 85th Street, police said.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/12/cops-investigate-suspicious-package-near-nycs-central-park/ Police officers are investigating a “suspicious package” near New York’s Central Park

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