A bomb squad has been called to 1st Avenue and East 51st Street after a suspicious vehicle was discovered by the NYPD, reports NYC Alerts.
This is a breaking story so please stay tuned for updates.
Here’s what we know so far:
1. There is a level 1 mobilization being ordered. Meaning that the borough’s bomb squad must respond.
2. CBS New York’s traffic reports suggest two lanes are blocked along 1st Ave going northbound.
3. The NYPD is urging to be vigilant for terror attacks during passover.
4. There will be extra NYPD counter terror teams on duty during April.
5. The NYPD are also being called across town to west 55th street where are construction worker died after a fall at the Dream Hotel.
— Allison Papson (@AllisonPapson) April 2, 2014