- Bomb threats force evacuations of FDNY EMS stations in Manhattan and the Bronx
Bomb threats force evacuations of FDNY EMS stations in Manhattan and the Bronx
Police responded to bomb threats at all five of the Fire Department’s EMS stations in Manhattan on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
The threats, which were made about 3:30 p.m., led to brief evacuations of some of the Manhattan EMS stations. Police also responded to a similar threat at another EMS station in the Bronx, sources said.
“There are no injuries, and as individual sites are investigated, the threats at each one have been unfounded,” FDNY spokesman James Long said.
Police and fire marshals cleared all of the EMS stations by 5:45 p.m.. Fire Marshals are investigating the source of the calls, officials said.
The five Manhattan stations are Station 4 by the South St. Seaport, Station 7 on W. 23rd St. near 10th Ave., Station 8 at Bellevue Hospital, Station 10 on FDR Drive near E. 98th St., and Station 13 on W. 172nd St. near Amsterdam Ave.
An NYPD spokesman confirmed Sunday that police were probing the threats.
Oren Barzilay, president of FDNY EMS Local 2507, called the threats a “reckless act” that endangered the members of his union, first responders and the public.
“It was a waste of resources that could have gone toward real medical and police emergencies in city,” he said. “We know these threats shouldn’t be taken lightly, and we’re glad this was nothing more serious.”
With Molly Crane-Newman