If you noticed a flurry of semi-panicked tweets (or a slight delay on the M and the L yesterday), it was with good reason: there was apparently a short-lived bomb scare at the Myrtle-Wyckoff station in Bushwick due to a mysterious “suspicious package.”
All told, the incident doesn’t seem to have lasted for more than an hour so, but resulted in street closures and the area being swarmed with cops (there were even a few helicopters). At 2:50pm, the NYPD declared the whole mess over and done with:
FYI – Myrtle ave and Wyckoff ave. Suspicious Package. All clear by Bomb Squad. L and M train service and bus service resumed.
— NYPD 83rd Precinct (@NYPD83Pct) April 16, 2014
The going theory (on Twitter, at least) is that the whole incident was sparked by a bag left outside the KFC that sits across the street from the station. In any case, all’s well that ends well, but um, maybe don’t get so worked up about your fried chicken that you literally drop everything to get it. There are consequences to these things, you know.
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