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Police Search For Man Who Called In Bomb Threat To Times Square Subway Station

Times Square Bomb Threat Suspect

Police Saturday were searching for a suspect who called in a bomb threat at the Times Square-42nd Street subway station. (Credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Saturday were searching for a suspect who called in a false bomb threat at the Times Square-42nd Street subway station this week.

The suspect called 911 around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, saying a bomb had been placed on an N train that would be arriving at the station in five minutes to come.

There was no bomb.

The 911 call was placed at a pay phone at the northeast corner of 48th Street and Seventh Avenue, police said.

The suspect was described as a white male between the ages of 20 and 30, with “blondish” hair and a black backpack.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, submit tips to the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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