French Consulate on Upper East Side evacuated after false bomb threat

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Sunday, April 23, 2017

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- The French Consulate on the Upper East Side had to be evacuated Saturday night after a false bomb threat.

It all started after police noticed wires coming out of a car's glove compartment.

The car was parked right in front of the consulate on Fifth Avenue.

The evacuations happened right as the consulate was collecting votes for France's presidential election.