Metro

Feds grab man who claims to have “IED” in van near NY FBI office

A retired Army sergeant walked into the federal building that houses New York’s FBI headquarters in Lower Manhattan and claimed to have an “IED” in a van parked nearby Wednesday, officials said.

Gerardo Checo Nunez, 33, told workers inside 26 Federal Plaza that he had the improvised explosive device in a white van parked outside a Starbucks on Worth Street close to the federal building, cops said.

Bomb threat at 26 Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan today
There was a bomb threat at 26 Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan today.
Steven Hirsch for NY Post
Bomb threat at 26 Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan today.
A man walked into New York’s FBI headquarters and claimed to have an “IED.”
Steven Hirsch for NY Post
Bomb threat at 26 Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan today
The man was immediately arrested.
Alec Tabak for NY Post

The NYPD’s Bomb Squad responded and found that there was no device, according to police.

Cops rescued a dog that was in the van, police sources said.

Bomb threat at 26 Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan today
The man is believed to have been in the army.
(no credit)
Bomb threat at 26 Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan today
The NYPD’s Bomb Squad is investigating the claim.
Steven Hirsch for NY Post
Bomb threat at 26 Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan today
The suspect was not IDed.
Steven Hirsch for NY Post

The Starbucks is at Worth Street and Lafayette Street. The FBI offices and offices for Homeland Security are in the Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building at 26 Federal Plaza.


Source link