The New York Police Department evacuated the World Trade Center station on Tuesday after a suspicious package was found on one of the trains.
“Due to a police investigation please avoid The Oculus at this time,” the department said at 3:16 p.m. EST.
NBC New York reported that the “Bomb Squad is investigating after a pressure cooker was found on the last car of a PATH train from Newark Tuesday.”
The train was reportedly inside the station for more than an hour before it was discovered, the report said. The Port Authority confirmed to the network that the station had been evacuated.
ADVISORY: Due to a police investigation please avoid The Oculus at this time. pic.twitter.com/8L6HBvx5d3
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The World Trade center was first attacked in 1993 when an Islamic terrorist connected to Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda drove a van loaded with a 1,200-pound urea nitrate bomb into the building’s underground parking structure and detonated it.
The explosion “carved out a nearly 100-foot crater several stories deep and several more high,” the FBI said. “Six people were killed almost instantly.”
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