The New York City Police Department (NYPD) evacuated a transit station at Fulton St. and William St. Friday morning.
Two pressure cookers discovered at the busy station near the World Trade Center, reported by a 911 caller, prompted fears of explosive devices. One package was found at Fulton and William streets, and the other was found on the nearby subway platform that serves the 2 and 3 trains. A New York Police Department emergency services unit responded around 7:15 a.m. ET to the scene. Three New York Fire Department units were sent to the scene of the Fulton Street subway complex, as well. The Fulton Street station, one of the city’s busiest hubs, was evacuated as a precaution.
The NYPD’s Bomb Squad later determined they were not explosives, authorities said. The pressure cookers were not modified in any way. Service and commutes at the Fulton St. station were "heavily disrupted" but no injuries were reported. NYPD officials cleared the station for reopening a little less than an hour after. n September 2016, a man, Ahmad Rahimi, left luggage with two pressure cooker bombs on 23rd and 27th streets in Chelsea. The one on 23rd Street exploded and injured nearly three dozen people.