NYPD Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Device Outside News Corp Building

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Sixth Avenue was closed on June 29, 2015 as a result of a suspicious device found on the scene. The NYPD Bomb Squad was called in to investigate. Courtesy of John Carney

Updated | On Monday just after 12:30 p.m., authorities were called in to investigate a suspicious device near the News Corp building in midtown Manhattan at 46th Street and Sixth Avenue. NYPD Special Ops, including the bomb squad, were called in. 

Sixth Avenue was shut down as a result of the incident for about an hour, reopening just before 1:30, according to Petro Zinkovetsky, a witness who works at an office building on the block. Subway trains were briefly diverted away from the Rockefeller Center stop nearby. 

Sixth Avenue 2 Sixth Avenue was briefly closed at 46th Street after a suspicious device was found. Courtesy of Petro Zinkovetsky

"The police at the scene were very calm," John Carney, a witness to the scene, told Newsweek. "Most of the onlookers have no idea what's going on. I found out from Twitter." 

Sixth Ave 1 Sixth Avenue was swarmed by police officers after a suspicious device was found there on June 29, 2015. Courtesy of Petro Zinkovetsky

In January, Phillip Perea, a former employee of Fox, shot himself outside the same News Corp building. 

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