Times Square was closed off due to a bomb scare. Police had blocked off the area due to a suspicious-looking cooler and plastic bag. This is just one week after the failed car-bomb attempt which took place only a block away. It was a false alarm. The cooler and the plastic bag did not explode.
Yes, of course they’re vamping up security because of the recent threats and attempts, but seriously… an abandoned cooler and a plastic bag?