A 9-volt battery linked to a cell phone began smoking inside a locker shortly after 10 a.m., prompting the evacuation of the school.
Police are searching for a man who they said left a suspicious device in a Manhattan phone booth early Tuesday morning.
The owners of New 4 You thrift shop on Lakeview Avenue were going through items they had purchased at a storage auction Thursday night when they made the discovery.
Police said a homeowner on 68 Street found a propane tank with a number pad and wires on it on their porch after someone rang their doorbell and fled.
It was determined that the passenger had decided to charge the phone using the restroom’s socket for shavers and left it there, wrapped up in its charging cord, and another passenger using the restroom reported it might be a bomb.