(UPDATE) Service resumes at Times Square subway station after grenade scare

Police activity and reports of a possible grenade has several subway lines bypassing Times Square station Monday afternoon, officials said. Credit: Harrison Leong/Wikimedia Commons
Service has resumed on several subway lines at Times Square station after a hand grenade scare Monday afternoon, officials said.
Credit: Harrison Leong/Wikimedia Commons

Service has resumed on several subway lines at Times Square station after a hand grenade scare Monday afternoon, officials said.

The MTA reported around 2:40 p.m. that the A, C and E lines are now making stops at the station but that customers should still expect delays.

Police confirmed that initial reports of a hand grenade at the station were incorrect and said all was clear.

The object NYPD were called to investigate turned out to be a toy Chinese lantern, police said.

For service updates, visit the MTA’s website.

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