[Updated at 12:26 p.m. ET] Police say a package containing a novelty or inert grenade was responsible for the evacuation at the Two World Financial Center in lower Manhattan Thursday.
Police Sgt. Brendan Ryan told CNN that authorities have given the "all clear," after a bomb squad investigated the incident.
[Updated at 12:19 p.m. ET] A Manhattan skyscraper has been evacuated as New York police investigate a suspicious package in the building, authorities said Thursday.
Police say a bomb squad is at the scene at Two World Financial Center, which is located across the street from One World Trade Center, the site of the World Trade Center that was the scene of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.
The package was flagged in the building's mail room at 10:53 a.m. when it was scanned, said police spokeswoman Kim Royster. The building's security personnel initiated the evacuation about seven minutes later, she said.
Royster said the item resembled an explosive device, though it's not known yet exactly what it is.
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