NYC And Michigan Suspicious Package: Major Deegan Expressway Shut Down After New Pressure Cooker Bomb Found

NYC And Michigan Suspicious Package: Major Deegan Expressway Shut Down After New Pressure Cooker Bomb Found
I-87 Northbound at Exit 7 to Cross-Bronx Expressway Approaching Exit to George Washington Bridge, the Bronx, New YorkKen Lund CC BY-SA 2.0

A section of the Major Deegan Highway has been closed off following the discovery of a suspicious package near the roadway.


A pressure cooker was found near East 134th Street and Alexander Avenue in the Mott Haven section on Wednesday afternoon.

The bomb squad was summoned to the scene. Less than an hour later, police concluded there was no danger. As reported by ABC 7 NY, no wires or cellphone were found inside the pressure cooker, the police said.

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The latest development comes after the FBI said it was looking for two individuals who, as was seen in the surveillance footage, had opened a suitcase and revealed a pressure cooker bomb in New York City on Saturday night. The two men had taken the bag with them but left the device on the sidewalk.

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The bureau has suggested the two men are not associates of Ahmad Khan Rahami, who had planted bombs in New York City and New Jersey over the weekend. As previously reported by Morning News USA, investigators said that mobile flip phones were used as triggers in Saturday’s explosions.

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In the video, the two men arrived at West 27th Street and started removing the device from the bag. This was four streets away where a device had exploded in a garbage bin on Saturday. As many as 31 people had been injured in the incident.

As reported by FOX News, Rahami is currently facing terror-related charges. He has been hospitalized after suffering from gunshot wounds from a shootout with police; subsequent to which he was arrested outside a bar in New Jersey.

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