10:50 GMT04 August 2021
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    The New York Police Department announced on Friday that it had shut down a subway station in Lower Manhattan due to a suspicious package.

    The station, serving as a busy transit hub as it's situated a few blocks away from the World Trade Centre, has been immediately evacuated after a 911 caller.

    In the statement shared via Twitter, the police urged people to avoid the Fulton Street subway station.

    ​As it's seen on photos shared on social media, the suspicious objects turned out to be pressure cookers or electric crockpots. According to the police, the bomb squad has cleared the suspicious items.

    ​In 2017, a 27-year old Bangladeshi immigrant set off a bomb in a subway passage in central Manhattan, injuring several people.

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