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. Mike

    next time someone farts in new york they are going to close down times square for fear of an al-qaeda chemical attack.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Eric

    You idiots claim how ridiculous it is and how "tired you are getting" of this happening, but you are the same morons who will claim how irresponsible the government is when it actually is a bomb that goes off and they DIDNT evacuate Times Square.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Matt

    " WOW MATT....what an ignorant individual! I wish they'd find you and place it in the middle of your living room then. That should be the epicenter of the next attack!"

    But then New York would be all sad because no one was paying attention to them.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pista

    I wonder if it was a pepperoni pizza? I'm hungry

    May 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. uh?

    shortest article ever

    May 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dan

    Is an evacuation needed? Yes

    Is this worthy of front page news on CNN.com? No

    May 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joe

    Did this one have "ACME" written on the side?

    May 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Haha. That's a good one

      May 11, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bob

    i wonder if this is part of a more elaborate plot? i mean maybe the plan is to keep dropping off random things and have us panic over and over again, so that we stop taking it seriously, then when our guard is down the real one goes off.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Flyover

    To stop all this nonsense and regain our personal liberty, the US must stop intruding on others and extricate ourselves from the middle east, especially our costly, one-sided ties with Israel.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. krehator

    Expect paranoia to cause many more calls in the coming weeks. We have turned into a nation of fraidy cats. NY'ers love a good show anyway.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Flyover

    To stop all this nonsense and regain our personal liberty, the US must extricate ourselves from the middle east, especially our costly, one-sided ties with Israel.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JS

    We have the choice to live in fear or not. Seems like we are choosing to live in fear. Why are we making it so easy to cause panic by leaving garbage around? Will we evacuate the cities when the "terrorists" have a nefarious plot to leave coolers of water at every street corner every day? The way we are going, that is doing more damage to our way of life than any bomb.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Paul Mathers

    it was the tissue box from Minute to win to win it. Damn guy again

    May 11, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ML

    Matt and the likes, I live in NYC and am glad cops paid attention! What we should do is ticket those pigs throwing garbage were they stand. Might make the city a bit cleaner and nicer as well as safer.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Matt

    @ML: And maybe in the process New Yorkers could once again grow some balls.

    May 11, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
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