News is breaking that a grenade in a package has been found in New York City’s Time Square subway station off the A/C/E line.
BREAKING NEWS: REPORTS OF A GRENADE FOUND IN TIMES SQUARE TRAIN STATION AT 42ND STREET. NYPD AND BOMB SQUAD EN ROUTE. #911BUFF
— Operator (@911BUFF) October 21, 2013
42nd Street stations are being evacuated and trains are being told to bypass the stop.
Chatter going around about a grenade found in Times Square. A/C/E Trains bypassing 42nd street
— Mike Bergen (@BergenCapital) October 21, 2013
Update: The alleged hand grenade was actually a Chinese lantern.
NYPD spox: The 'hand grenade' reported earlier in Times Square subway station was a Chinese lantern – originally reported by @NBCNewYork
— Ryan Gorman (@GormoJourno) October 21, 2013
Somebody needs their eyes checked.