PATH Train service in and out of the World Train Center station has resumed after a suspicious package was deemed safe and cleared by police.
The unattended package forced the evacuation of the PATH station at the World Trade Center.
PATH Passengers should expect delays at the WTC PATH station due to police activity. Avoid the station if possible. More info to follow.— Port Authority NY&NJ (@PANYNJ) July 2, 2017
The Port Authority announced there was no threat and started letting everyone back into the World Trade Center Oculus.
At around 3 p.m., Port Authority officials said an unattended package was found on track two at the World Trade Center PATH Station.
The station was closed while authorities investigated the package.
Caution tape was lined outside the Oculus where the NYPD bomb squad, the Counter Terrorism Unit, FDNY, and State police were present; causing tourists to ask what was going on.
This included a man who lives in Battery Park.
He said he was here during 9/11 and explained how this incident gave him chills.
“To me, it's an extreme shock, immediately I start feeling, what can happen. I saw what happened then and it's like a cold shower, it shakes you. I never lose that feeling of being really scared,” said Felipe Coronado.
The port authority saying the unattended package turned out to be an unattended suitcase.
By 5 p.m., people were let back in and PATH service has resumed with residual delays.