New York : Herald Square in Manhattan evacuated after Suspicious package

US Police

New York, Nov 4 : Commercial area of Herald Square in Manhattan in New York was evacuated and closed to traffic on Saturday while police investigated a suspicious red suitcase.

The bomb squad investigated the luggage which turned out to be abandoned and posed no threat.

The police on Saturday had cordoned off 34th and 35th streets, between Fifth and Seventh Avenues, one of the busiest business areas of the city, to investigate the suspicious package.

“All clear,” the New York City Police Department (NYPD) said later on its Twitter account.

“Our officers were investigating an item which has been determined to be an abandoned piece of luggage,” the NYPD added.

In October the US Secret Service has confirmed that it had obtained a “suspicious envelope” addressed to Trump, the same day at least two suspicious packages were intercepted at a screening centre for Pentagon mail, according to a Defense Department spokesman. “The envelope was not received at the White House, nor did it ever enter the White House,” the Secret Service said.

New York was tense in October when several leading Democrats received bomb packages.

Devices were also sent to addresses in Florida, California, Washington D.C. and other locations.

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were among those targeted.

César Altieri Sayoc was arrested in Florida and accused of being behind the campaign. He will be tried in New York.

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