Bomb scare in Times Square; Photo: rion.nu

rion captures a bomb scare yesterday afternoon in Times Square - Eighth Avenue and 44th Street, near where a bomb scare had previously occured. We couldn't find any news of the scare, but sometimes no news is good news, as it looks like it was a false alarm. Semi-related, the Coast Guard raided a container ship off NJ that allegedly held a dangerous substance; they simply found lemons, on the way from Argentine to Canada. While the Coast Guard didn't find anything dangerous, they are still destroying the lemons, and thousands of Canadian barflies cried at the prospect of lemon wedge-less drinks.

Gothamist on the earlier bomb scare, which now looks it was planted by the cop who discovered the package.