A metro station underneath the One World Trade Center in New York was evacuated after an unattended suspicious package was found on a train. Service was suspended while police tried to determine whether the package in the World Trade Center PATH station posed a threat to the public.
A bomb-sniffing dog was called to the scene. Sources told CBS2 that a police K-9 team received a “positive hit” in a PATH train carriage at the station in Lower Manhattan. Footage posted online showed police officers telling people – including customers at a cafe – to leave the station’s mall, which leads to the platforms, as soldiers stood nearby.
The train had originated in Newark, New Jersey. NYPD spokesman Det James Byrne later tweeted that “the suspicious package at the World Trade Center on a PATH train has been deemed safe”.