Paranoid New York police evacuating Times Square even if they see an empty paper bag

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New York, May 12 (ANI): So paranoid are security agencies, including the New York Police Department, that if they find anything suspicious near Times Square, even if it is an empty paper bag, they evacuate people from the area and shut of access to it till sanitation is complete.

This is what happened on Tuesday.

The New York Post quoted an official of the department, as saying that police had to evacuate several blocks of midtown so the bomb squad could investigate a paper bag on top of a brown box near the Morgan Stanley building located at West 48th Street and Broadway.

The package was found to be non-suspicious, a NYPD spokesman said.

The evacuation came ten days after the failed Times Square car bomb attempt.

Security forces were immediately placed on heightened alert. (ANI)

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