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.
Bomb Squad is suiting up and heading into Fulton St subway stop after reports of suspicious package. Cop yelling at people to stay back “This is a police emergency... for your safety do not come down the block” @fox5ny pic.twitter.com/5Qo9E7Bnbp— Kayla Mamelak (@KaylaMamelak) 16 августа 2019 г.
In the statement shared via Twitter, the police urged people to avoid the Fulton Street subway station.
ADVISORY: Please avoid the area of Fulton St & William St in the Fulton St subway station (Manhattan) due to a police investigation. Expect a police presence and emergency vehicles in the area. Check @NYCTSubway for possible schedule changes. More info to follow. pic.twitter.com/aFIXuhYAf6— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) August 16, 2019
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.