Officials say the incident was reported near West and Vesey streets around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The NYPD also put out an alert that they were investigating a suspicious package in the same area when they noticed a suitcase nearby.
.@NYPDCT Bomb Squad is investigating a suspicious package in the vicinity of West St & Vesey St by World Trade Center in the @NYPD1PCT. Due to the ongoing investigation, please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/HMfuNkPtdg— NYPDCounterterrorism (@NYPDCT) October 22, 2019
NYPD Counter-terrorism units investigated and deemed the suitcase safe, saying it contained personal items.
The suspect was taken to an area hospital for a psychological evaluation.
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