Beware, Two Pressure Cookers found in New York

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16 Aug 2019, 7:22 am

Two pressure cookers were found in New York City in Lower Manhattan, this morning. Might be pressure cooker bombs. Fulton street station and one up on the strip.



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16 Aug 2019, 7:25 am

Latest update - devices not explosive.



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16 Aug 2019, 7:27 am

Thank God for that. Thanks for the update...


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16 Aug 2019, 7:30 am

*yawn* just another day here



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16 Aug 2019, 8:24 am

Just because it's a "pressure cooker" does NOT mean it's a bomb.

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16 Aug 2019, 8:36 am

a third has been found near a garbage can,it appears to be similar to the first two,no word yet on whether its dangerous


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16 Aug 2019, 8:53 am

all three cookers have been deemed safe by law enforcement


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16 Aug 2019, 9:02 am

vermontsavant wrote:
all three cookers have been deemed safe by law enforcement



I'm sure NYPD 1st precinct and prob FDNY 10 will partner to make three great big pots of chili later today



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16 Aug 2019, 9:12 am

They were found to be "non-explosive." I work three blocks from the Fulton Street subway station.



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16 Aug 2019, 9:31 am

Fnord wrote:
Just because it's a "pressure cooker" does NOT mean it's a bomb.

:roll:


Well, sure. But a pressure cooker isn't the sort of thing that people carry around alot and dispose of when convenient, and since it's also a well-known basis for IEDs, the suspicion naturally arises when they show up in weird places.


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16 Aug 2019, 10:29 am

At least one of the pressure cookers was much larger than most pressure cookers I've seen (there was a picture of one).

It's true: people just don't leave unpackaged pressure cookers lying around. Common sense would tell you that.

I would say it was probably a prank.

The other pressure cooker, in a garbage can on 16th Street and 7th Avenue (in Chelsea) was found to be "non-explosive," too.



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17 Aug 2019, 11:11 am

Police in New York City have apprehended the man they say caused a mass evacuation during Friday morning’s commute after he allegedly left several pressure cookers throughout a busy Manhattan subway.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea shared a tweet Saturday morning of a man caught on surveillance the previous day removing two rice cookers from a shopping cart and placing them inside the Fulton Street subway station in lower Manhattan.

Although the name of the man in question has not been confirmed by police, he was identified as 26-year-old Larry Kenton Griffin of West Virginia by his brother in an interview with the Daily Mail. Griffin’s brother claimed he is “bipolar” and that the incident Friday was a “cry for help.”


Source: New York City police apprehend man wanted in subway pressure cooker scare