NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found on the lower level of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal and have closed the area to the public.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Adam Lisberg says the package was discovered shortly before 9 a.m. Friday at the transit hub on the east side of Manhattan. The terminal’s lower level has been shut down during the investigation. That area includes a food court and numerous train tracks.
Grand Central Terminal provides train service for Metro-North trains to suburban New York and Connecticut and several city subway lines. Lisberg says some Metro-North trains may be held in outlying stations because of congestion coming in and out of Grand Central.
Some trains could be delayed at least 20 minutes or longer.