to connectVideoPolice search for a person of interest in the pressure cooker scare in New York city
The NYPD asking for public’s help in identifying a man seen in the surveillance video, the place rice is cooking, in a Manhattan subway station, and investigators later determined the items were not explosive.
The police in New York City have arrested the man they say caused a mass evacuation in the course of Friday morning’s commute after he allegedly left several pressure cookers in crowded subway, on the street.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea, shared a tweet on Saturday morning, a man captured in the surveillance from the previous day, the deletion of the two rice cookers, a basket, and the placing of them in the Fulton Street subway station in lower Manhattan.
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The officials did not identify the individual but confirmed that he was “in itself”, and that the investigation was on-going.
The police swarmed the area around 7 a.m. Friday after a ‘pressure cooker’, is located on the mezzanine floor and the other on the station platform of an underground station just a few blocks from the World Trade Center.
Several subway lines were partially suspended, during the investigation at Fulton Street as well as the delays continued into the morning, the police finally determined that the objects were not explosive devices.
Authorities did not say what the nature of the man’s intentions are, the official will stop within a short distance of him as a “suspect.”
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In this photo provided by the NYPD shows a suspect object, that looks like a pressure cooker or electric crockpot on the floor of the New York city Subway platform, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at the latest, in New York city.
“It is possible that someone with a lot of the items in the trash, and this guy picked up and then discarded, or it may be that this was a deliberate act,” the NYPD’s top counterterror official John Miller said.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has previously said, however, that the articles were placed in the right order, to suggest to them that they were the electronic devices and the potential to drop bombs.”
Pressure cookers have recently become the device of choice for a variety of domestic terror plots in the last couple of years.
Pressure cookers packed with explosives killed three people and hundreds more were injured when a pair of Islamic extremists exploded at the Boston Marathon in 2013.
In September 2016, in a pressure-cooker bomb went off in downtown Manhattan in the prestigious london district of Chelsea, in the injury of 30 people.
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In 2017, a would-be suicide attacker was a self-made pipe bomb in an underground passage to Times Square during rush hour, seriously injuring himself.
Even though the name of the man in question has not been confirmed by the police, he was identified as 26-year-old Larry Kenton Griffin, of West Virginia, and his brother, in an interview with the Daily Mail. Griffin ” s brother, claimed that he was “bi-polar” and that the incident occurred on Friday, was a “cry for help.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.