Suspect Charged in FiDi Bomb Scare, Also Wanted in West Virginia

19 Août, 2019, 16:44 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Three abandoned rice cookers prompted an evacuation of a major lower Manhattan subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined they were not explosives

"Griffin was indicted by the Logan County Sheriff's Department in 2017 for the charges of "Use of obscene matter with intent to seduce minor" and 'Distribution and display to minor of obscene matter, '" the agency said.

"Griffin is a person of interest in an investigation concerning rice cookers being placed at the Fulton Street subway located in Lower Manhattan", the office said in a press release on Friday.

Griffin's cousin Tara Brumfield told a Huntington, West Virginia, TV station he is a good person dealing with mental health issues.

NEW YORK-A homeless man from West Virginia faced charges Saturday for allegedly placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station, forcing an evacuation and snarling the morning commute, police said.

Authorities tracked the man to a Bronx address where they discovered him unconscious around 2 a.m.

"⁦Thank you to all who called in tips as well as our federal partners who as ALWAYS stand by our side", NYPD Chief Dermot Shea tweeted. "But the things that he does sometimes I question". The Daily News and the New York Post quoted officers as saying the woman went into the water after her boyfriend rejected her. Officer Christopher Collins told the New York Post that the woman had drifted about 20 feet from a pier when he dropped his gun belt, bulletproof vest and shirt and jumped in.

All of the suspicious objects were ultimately determined to be empty rice cookers, each the same model, according to police. They were reported as suspicious devices.

A third rice cooker was found at 6:40 a.m. Friday by a police detective on the sidewalk at West 16th Street and 7th Avenue, the complaint said.

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"It is possible that somebody put out a bunch of items in the trash today and this guy picked them up and then discarded them, or it's possible that this was an intentional act".

It's unknown if Griffin has an attorney who can comment.

The NYPD Bomb Squad investigated - and then cleared - these devices found Friday at the Fulton Street subway station.New York Police Dept.

Meanwhile, the Logan County's Sheriff's Office in West Virginia, where Griffin has family, posted on Facebook that officers there helped contact the relatives after the FBI Joint Task Force in New York City contacted them.

Multiple subway lines were partially suspended during the police investigation, and delays continued throughout the morning.

Three years ago, a pressure cooker bomb that was left by an Islamic terrorist in Chelsea on W. 23rd St. between Sixth and Seventh Aves. exploded, injuring 31 people.

This photo provided by NYPD shows a suspicious object which looks like a pressure cooker or electric crockpot on the floor of the New York City Subway platform on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 in New York.



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