All Clear In Suspicious Times Square Package

New York police have reopened Times Square after a suspicious package was found.

Authorities say water bottles were discovered in the cooler. The package was found a few blocks from where a smoking SUV and failed car bomb was found Saturday night.

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Police are investigating the discovery of a suspicious package at New York City's Times Square.

Police say the package was found at 46th Street and Broadway, a few blocks from where a smoking SUV and failed car bomb was found Saturday night.

CNN reported there were evacuations.

NYPD reports a white cooler was left in front of a hotel. Officials say it could be innocent as there are places there to sit down and eat, but they are erring on the side of caution.

CNN also reported that suspicious packages are not uncommon in Times Square, but there is heightened concern because of the recent failed bomb attempt.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m., CNN reported a White House official said that the incident is "closed and cleared." But it's still unclear what is inside, CNN reports, so a bomb squad is in Times Square x-raying the contents.

Television footage shows several streets cleared of car traffic.

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  • by Ummm No... on May 7, 2010 at 11:43 AM
    To "Spellcheck Police"....No, it would be "erring".
  • by Anonymous on May 7, 2010 at 11:14 AM
    What is going on in the past few weeks it seems there have been more bomb threats, suspicious packages, planes forced to land because of messages, busses evacuated, than there have been in the past few months?
  • by Spellcheck police on May 7, 2010 at 11:11 AM
    That would be erroring on the side of caution. Sorry, couldn't resist.

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