Current Weather
The Spy FM

New York Office Building Evacuation Blamed On ‘Novelty Item’ Grenade

Filed by KOSU News in US News.
April 12, 2012

In New York City, the evacuation of hundreds of people from a World Financial Center building ended with an all-clear around midday Thursday, after police determined that an object detected in an X-ray scan was actually “a grenade-like novelty item mounted on a plaque with a sign: ‘Complaint Dept. Pull Pin,’ reports the New York Daily News, quoting NYPD spokesman and deputy commissioner Paul Browne.

The fake grenade was reportedly detected in a package in the downtown New York building’s mail system just before 11 a.m., EDT. Many employees were evacuated within 30 minutes, according to reports.

Images posted to social media from the scene showed hundreds of office workers standing outside 2 World Financial Center, before the all-clear was announced. NBC New York reports that the building has 44 stories and 2.7 million square feet. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

Leave a Reply

9PM to 5AM The Spy

The Spy

An eclectic mix of the Spy's library of more than 10,000 songs curated by Ferris O'Brien.

Listen Live Now!

5AM to 9AM Morning Edition

Morning Edition

For more than two decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports.

View the program guide!

9AM to 10AM The Takeaway

The Takeaway

A fresh alternative in morning news, "The Takeaway" provides a breadth and depth of world, national and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.

View the program guide!

Upcoming Events in your area (Submit your event today!)

Streaming audio and podcasts

Stream KOSU on your smartphone

Phone Streaming

SmartPhone listening options on this page are intended for many iPhones, Blackberries, etc. with low-cost software applications available to listen to our full-time web streams, both News on KOSU-1 and Classical on KOSU-2.

Learn more about our complete range of streaming services

We're perfecting the patient experience - Stillwater Medical Center