09/02/2011 10:48 am ET | Updated Nov 02, 2011

NYPD Responds To Suspicious Package On Sixth Avenue Near 33rd Street [UPDATE]

The NYPD confirms that police are responding to a suspicious package at 33rd Street near Sixth Avenue.

A New York traffic alert says "Police department activity on 6 Ave north btw 23rd St (NY) and 32nd St (NY) all lanes closed until further..."

The suspicious package appears to be near the Manhattan Mall. Check back for updates. This is a developing story...

UPDATE: NYPD confirms that suspicious package was an empty briefcase. Streets back open. Nothing to see here folks!

@JGhelardini tweeted this photo of the scene.