Posted by Lisa Strawbridge - email
NEW YORK (AP) - A suspicious white van parked in the heart of Times Square prompted the New York Police Department to partially evacuate high-rises and send out bomb squads just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. No hazardous materials were found in the van that was parked for days with tinted windows, no license plates and a placard from a nonexistent law enforcement agency.
Police say the area around 42nd Street between Seventh Avenue and Broadway were blocked off as a precaution. Two high-rise buildings home to Nasdaq and Conde Nast were partially evacuated for a brief period of time.
Security is tight as New York City prepares for hundreds of thousands of revelers to gather for its New Year's Eve celebration.