The NYPD has descended on 42nd St. between 7th and 8th Avenues in Manhattan where a suspicious package was reported. As Fox5NY reports, the street has been closed while police investigate.
It is unclear what the package consists of. Police have roped off the area in front of a McDonald's in Times Square.
People who work in businesses and office buildings in the area are being kept away by the NYPD.
The Times Square subway station was also not allowing passengers to enter or exit. That station is a major transportation hub in Midtown Manhattan.
The city remains on high alert after a home-made bomb detonated over the weekend on 23rd St. and another un-detonated bomb was found on 27th St.
42nd and 7th Times Square is completely shutdown. I can't get to my office. pic.twitter.com/1Rp7laf8tg
— Chris Rollins (@chrisrollins_) September 21, 2016
So Twitter search can't tell me why this is happening at 42nd and 8th; what's up in Times Square? pic.twitter.com/kN9VyYIlYz
— BountyBowl (@bountybowl) September 21, 2016
Times Square shut down right now. Law enforcement overheard discussing "suspicious package." pic.twitter.com/0VcmLAgxPD
— Indivisible (@indi_visible) September 21, 2016
— Ameya (@ameyabee) September 21, 2016