Portion of the Major Deegan Expressway shut down due to pressure cooker near road, later deemed safe

MOTT HAVEN, Bronx (WABC) -- A portion of the Major Deegan Expressway is shut down in the Bronx after a suspicious package was found near the roadway. Less than an hour later, the all clear was given by police.

The package, which police said is a pressure cooker, was found at 5:35 p.m. near East 134th Street and Alexander Avenue in the Mott Haven section. This area runs under the highway.

Police said no wires or cellphone were found inside the device.

The Major Deegan is closed from the RFK Bridge to Willis Avenue (exit 2).

Police sent the bomb squad to the scene who later found that there was no danger.
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