Bomb Scare: Times Square Evacuated

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The ball isn't dropping till tomorrow, but Times Square is already going batshit: The entire area from around 42nd Street at Seventh Avenue and Broadway was briefly evacuated while NYPD and bomb squads investigated an abandoned van. This led to an evacuation of both the NASDAQ building and 4 Times Square, the tower that Condé Nast calls home, though the few folks actually working this week were quickly returned to their cubicles. But for a few moments, it was totally Vanilla Sky out there.

CNN helpfully notes that the abandoned van had been sitting there for a few days; authorities just got around to panicking about it now. Better late than never?

Times Square Evacuated Following Bomb Scare [Daily Mail UK]