New York Police investigate suspicious package near UN; nearby streets closed

Traffic was closed near the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan Friday afternoon as authorities investigated reports of a suspicious package in the area.

According to police, the package was discovered around 10:45 a.m. outside the Turkish Consulate, located near the UN Headquarters on First Avenue in Turtle Bay.

A police spokesperson described the package as “an Avon box with weird writing” and noted a bouquet of roses was placed on top of it.

Source: WAM – Emirates News Agency