Times Square in New York City blocked off due to two suspicious packages

A row of New York City police cars is parked along a street in Times Square, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in New York. The department is once again saying it is up to protecting the huge crowds that will gather in and around Times Square for New York City's massive New Year's Eve celebration. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A row of New York City police cars is parked along a street in Times Square, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in New York. The department is once again saying it is up to protecting the huge crowds that will gather in and around Times Square for New York City's massive New Year's Eve celebration. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK CITY (KRON) — The New York City Police Department evacuated and blocked off tourist destination Times Square, early Monday morning.

Accoriding to the NYPD, reports of two suspicious packages were located in the area.

Authorities quickly evacuated the area around 12:20 a.m., and are investigating the packages.

No information was immediately available as to whether or not the packages pose a threat. Authorities have not indicated when the area will be cleared.

Stay with KRON4 News for the latest updates on this story.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s