A “grenade” found at an East Harlem subway station Friday morning prompted an NYPD Bomb Squad investigation and shut down service during rush hour — though it turned out to just be plastic, police sources said.
The device — initially believed to be a real grenade — was discovered on the southbound No. 4 train tracks at Lexington Avenue and 125th Street around 8:45 a.m. Friday, the sources said.
As the Bomb Squad and Emergency Service Unit investigated, service for the Nos. 4 and 6 trains was halted between Manhattan and the Bronx in both directions.
Hello there, NYPD was conducting aninvestigation at 125 St. They just concluded and trains are resuming regular stops with extensive delays in both directions. ^TBJ— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) September 8, 2023
No. 5 train service was suspended on the east side of Manhattan.
By around 10 a.m., the device was found to be a harmless piece of plastic, sources said.
The MTA also confirmed that service had been restored.