Metropolitan Museum Of Art Evacuated Over Suspicious Package On Fifth Avenue


The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork was evacuated on Monday afternoon due to a suspicious package deal exterior the museum.

Police confirmed that an “unattended bag” was reported round 2 p.m. on Monday at 81st Avenue and Fifth Avenue, simply exterior the doorway to the museum. A police spokesperson instructed Gothamist that the NYPD’s emergency service unit and bomb squad have been on the scene.

Round 3:45 p.m., the police spokesperson instructed Gothamist {that a} “suitcase was left exterior The Met with some wires [sticking] out.” They confirmed that the museum had been evacuated consequently.

A number of people confirmed that that they had been evacuated out of the museum this afternoon; one individual instructed Gothamist that that they had arrived at The Met round 2:05 p.m. once they noticed “cops clear the world as we have been approaching” the doorway.

We have reached out to The Met for extra info.

All of Fifth Avenue between East 81st Avenue and East 84th Avenue was closed to pedestrians and site visitors; all buses have been detoured from the world consequently.

Shortly earlier than 4 p.m., Gothamist photographer CS Muncy stated the scenario had been resolved: “After the bomb squad, FDNY, ATF and the canine, seems it was a suitcase filled with previous garments.” The NYPD didn’t formally verify the contents of the bag— we’ll replace after we be taught extra.