Thank you for your patience as we investigated a suspicious item at the Delancey/Essex St station- Service is back up and we have determined the item was not threat- Enjoy your night on the Lower East Side pic.twitter.com/jaIIcNpel5— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) February 24, 2018
A rice cooker that someone left behind on the F train last night at Essex and Delancey led to a bomb scare.
Per the Daily News:
Initial reports from authorities said the device was a pressure cooker with wires sticking out of it, but police later determined the electronic was not an explosive.
Subway trains were stopped while the bomb squad investigated and resumed running moments after cops gave the all clear around 8:45 p.m.
Meanwhile, in other MTA news from last evening, via PIX 11:
According to data released at an MTA meeting this week, New Yorkers took 1.727 billion trips taken last year, compared to 1.756 million taken in 2016, so roughly 30 million fewer trips.
"I'm not surprised. The subways have been pretty bad lately," said subway rider Leslie Spencer.