Suspicious package deemed safe after Metropolitan Museum of Art evacuated as precaution

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Monday, April 26, 2021
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art was evacuated on Monday afternoon after reports of a suspicious package.

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police responded to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for reports of a suspicious package on Monday afternoon.

The calls came in just after 1:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

The museum was evacuated while the package was assessed by authorities.

Sources tell Eyewitness News the package is a piece of luggage left outside the museum.

Police gave the all-clear just after 3:45 p.m. and said the suspicious package was safe.

The NYPD said Fifth Avenue between 81st and 84th streets was closed to traffic and pedestrians during the investigation.

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