NYC’s World Financial Center evacuated over ‘novelty grenade’
Police in New York have given the “all clear” after 2 World Financial Center was evacuated due to a suspicious package that turned out to be a “novelty item.”
The New York City Police Department said on Thursday that someone in the building had ordered the toy that looked like a World War II-style pineapple grenade as a gag gift. When the item arrived in the mail room, employees suspected it might be a real grenade and Bank of America, which is the majority tenant, ordered the building evacuated, according to a Fox News report.
The package was discovered around 11 a.m. and less than two hours after the building was evacuated, employees were given the “all clear” to return to work.
Watch to the video below from Fox News’ Happening Now, broadcast on April 12, 2012.