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2 World Financial Center Evacuated After Suspicious Package Discovered (PHOTO) [UPDATE]

Posted: 04/12/2012 11:52 am Updated: 04/12/2012 1:08 pm

UPDATE: The NYPD now confirms the suspicious package contained a novelty grenade mounted on a plaque. People are being allowed back into the building.

The New York Times reports that the gag grenade was hung on a plaque that had some cheeky office humor on it, reading, “Complaint department, pull pin.”

EARLIER: A World Financial Center building was evacuated while the NYPD investigated a suspicious package Thursday morning.

The package was delivered to 2 World Financial Center in lower Manhattan, home to Nomura Securities.

“People were a little nervous getting outside,” an employee at Nomura told The Wall Street Journal. “But once we left the building everything was fine. Everyone’s pretty calm right now.”


Filed by Christopher Mathias  |