Scare prompts evacuation of Two World Financial Center
People stand outside Two World Trade Center in lower Manhattan after the building was evacuated Thursday.
April 12th, 2012
12:11 PM ET

Scare prompts evacuation of Two World Financial Center

[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.

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[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.

Crowds have gathered near the building.

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  1. asdfasdf

    Fuucking ldiots

    April 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. cajunangel

    Does anyone know how much each prank costs?Terrorest win each time,because it damages the econimy.

    April 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Webster's Blue-Backed Speller

      Holy cow! Do they have schools down there? Did you go to one? (rhetorical question)

      April 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rob

    Big Apple? More like Big Tampon, because everyone there's a bunch of pu##ies

    April 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mark

      Rob, you are an idiot. Try losing someone in a terrorist attack and then we'll see how insensitive you are.

      April 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dish

    Gosh

    April 12, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. ♚Mmmmm♛

    ants....ants.....ALL OF YOU! HA hA Hha WhoooHHHAH Ha HAAHhha HAAhAaa...

    April 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. SuperCrotch

    All that just to get out of that stupid board meeting and have lunch at T. G. I Fridays with that hot new intern the boss just hired? All the excitement and appletinis got her all wet

    April 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Spc Hogan US Army

    Why are we over in Afghanistan Fighting the terrorist oh wait thats right so some of you IDIOTS can take something like this and make it into a joke The United States Lost alot of people in the attacks on 911 2001 and now you want to sit here and call us pu$%ies that is what we would consider Ignorence

    April 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. ANDRE HIMES

    Neither BILL CLINTON nor will the demon rulers of this world will be surprise by ANDRE HIMES miraculous survival in the future since they knew by looking at ANDRE 'S FOREHEAD ,what the white feminists(WITCHES) did not know. REVELATION chapter seven. Under racilal profiling many black americans were arrested and were either martyred within the prison system or were deported to AFRICA , where many of them were martyred there and were buried in mass graves in both the SUDAN and in the CONGO,and it was this act as well as the rise of the hiphop nation which had been summon against BLACK AMERICA by the white feminists(WITCHES) is what has contribute to the black holocaust in which much black human population were sacrifice. Mean while a new demonic black america has arisen from both the hiphop nation and antebellum and is based on stereotypical images of low class and poverty stricken and criminally prone blacks, and has replace the black human population.

    April 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • 46323

      Take you meds. Now.

      April 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherlock Holmes

      Hey everybody. I think ANDRE did it.

      April 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      @Sherlock:
      That made me smile.
      Thanks.

      April 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. I take it literally

    This story is scary. It made me evacuate.

    April 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Greg from DE

    What a country!! So quick to pass JUDGEMENT!!

    April 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. SAVIOR at WGFN (who gives a fork news)

    Perhaps it was a trial run???

    April 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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