Cops defuse Third Avenue bomb scare

A bomb scare on a busy Bay Ridge strip on Thursday, September 29 turned out to be a false alarm, much to residents’ relief.

According to authorities, a suspicious suitcase left near the corner of 84th Street and Third Avenue led to a thorough investigation by officers from the 68th Precinct just after 5 p.m. The medium-sized brown luggage — which a police source told this paper turned out to be a “suitcase with clothes and a brand new cooking pot” inside — was examined and deemed safe shortly after it was reported.

News of the scare traveled fast on social media, giving many residents the mistaken impression that the luggage contained a pressure cooker of sorts.

“It was left by accident,” said the source, who added that the suitcase’s owner was “completely cooperative.”


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