May 11th, 2010
10:04 PM ET

Part of Times Square evacuated over package

A section of Times Square was evacuated briefly Tuesday evening due to a suspicious package, according to the New York Police Department.

The area was at 48th Street and Broadway, NYPD said.

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  1. Paul Mathers

    Move out of NYC

    May 11, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. courtney

    a box full hot hotdogs?

    May 11, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mike

    everytime someone forgets their garbage behind, they close of times square.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Matthew

    Once again Garbage from New Jersey,, messes up NYC

    May 11, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. here we go again

    People in Israel deal with this all day long. it seems as though this is something we will have to live with the rest of our lives. I don't think this is something that will ever end to answer your questions.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Annoyed

    It was a piizza box, apparently. Someone probably just threw it on the ground instead of throwing it in the garbage. Because one person could not throw their pizza box out and had to litter, there was a third evacuation.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Seth Werkheiser

    Just drove through that area and we were thankful it wasn't closed at the time. And now just a bit later it is! WOW.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Clargon5

    would you rather it be a real bomb or something?

    May 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jet Li

    These freaking Talibans need to be hanged in Time Square. Only way to teach 'em a lesson.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mia

    Wooow so much ignorance! I hope NYC and any other major city for that matter is kept safe if they have to do this every minute of the hour

    May 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Yurief Rodriguez

    We need to keep being cautious. Don't be such Negative Nancy's. What if they kee doing this and crying wolf and we let our guard down. More of our fellow New Yorkers will be hurt and killed by a terrorist group. It is painful to see people complaining about this on here. Grow up and think of what the consequences would be!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JD

    Ooo, ooo, I bet the Joker left it!

    May 11, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joe

    People need to be vigilant of where they leave there things. It's certainly obnoxious when people find out the evacuation was caused by a cooler of water, yet evacuations don't have to happen if people don't leave stuff on the street. Help everyone out, especially the NYPD, so they can focus on real threats and dangers.

    Hopefully this is nothing.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Gerry Lincoln

    Whatever the case, better safe than sorry.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Paul Mathers

    IT WAS A PIZZA BOX I SAW IT

    May 11, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
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