Suspicious UPS packages Across East Coast, Including one in Brooklyn at MetroTech


Authorities on three continents are investigating whether suspicious packages shipped to the United States aboard cargo planes could be part of a terrorist plot.

UPDATE: TRUCKS HAVE CLEARED SECURITY CHECKS

Authorities investigating a series of suspicious UPS packages across the East Coast – including a possible explosive inside a UPS delivery truck en route from Queens to Brooklyn.

Coinciding with UPS cargo planes being grounded Cargo planes at airports in Newark and Philadelphia, the NYPD bomb squad surrounded a UPS truck at MetroTech in downtown Brooklyn.

MetroTech Center is a business and educational center in Downtown Brooklyn, New York City. Original occupants of this area include JPMorgan Chase, New York City Fire Department Headquarters, Bear Stearns, Keyspan Energy, now National Grid, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Polytechnic University, now Polytechnic Institute of NYU. Later tenants include the Ms. Foundation for Women, El Diario La Prensa, UniWorld Group,and HeartShare Human Services of New York. The Marriott Hotel at Brooklyn Bridge is located across Jay Street from the center.


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MetroTech Center lies between Flatbush Avenue and Jay Street, north of the Fulton Street Mall and south of the busy Tillary Street, close to Brooklyn’s Civic center (Borough Hall, Courts) and Brooklyn Heights. Polytechnic University is one of MetroTech’s founding members.