Times Square investigation: NYPD asks people to avoid the area due to suspicious package

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The NYPD asked people to avoid a portion of Times Square Thursday as a suspicious package was investigated.

The area included West 45th to 48th streets on Broadway to Seventh Avenue, the NYPD tweeted.

Due to a police investigation please avoid the area of West 45 Street to 48 Street on Broadway to 7th Avenue in Manhattan. Update to follow. pic.twitter.com/EeRzJy5BuX

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) August 19, 2021

A suspicious package was reported at 12:13 p.m., police said.

The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit and Bomb Squad unit were headed to the scene as of 12:40 p.m.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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