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VIDEO: Suspicious package in Manhattan causes subway evacuation, since deemed safe

The subway station at Lafayette Street and Lexington Avenue was evacuated on Tuesday night.

A suspicious package was found on Tuesday night, according to NYPD, but has since been deemed not a threat.

Until the package was cleared, the 6 subway station at Lexington Avenue and Spring Street was evacuated. Spring and Lafayette Streets were shut down.

Assistant Commissioner for Communication andPublic Information J. Peter Donald tweeted that the streets will be opening soon.

Since the Chelsea bombing on Saturday night, the rate of suspicious package reports more than doubled,New York Daily News reported.

On a typical day, 90 to 100 New Yorkers see something and say something, according to the NYPD. Since the Chelsea bombing, more than 400 calls have been logged in just 48 hours.


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