NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A driver was released with a 10 summonses Sunday morning after an abandoned box truck forced the evacuation of Times Square.CBS2's Lonnie Quinn Discusses His Bout With Breakthrough Case Of COVID-19
They evacuated the entire area, even bringing in barricades to keep people a safe distance away from a beat-up white box truck that was found abandoned on 46th Street near Broadway, right outside of two theaters and the Marriott Marquis hotel.
It wasn’t running, but the keys were in the ignition. Inside the vehicle was a set of suspicious looking wires on the front seat and at least one gas can in the cab.READ MORE: Coroner Confirms Remains Found Are Gabby Petito's, Says Manner Of Death Is A Homicide As Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie
The American Eagle Outfitters store nearby and other businesses were locked down as a precaution.
Police swarmed the suspicious truck and the bomb squad determined there was no threat. The driver, identified as 28-year-old Ryan Frasier of Queens, was eventually located, handcuffed and taken into custody for questioning.
On Sunday morning, police released the driver with a ticket after questioning him.MORE NEWS: Luchiano Lewis Pleads Guilty In Deadly Stabbing Of Barnard College Freshman Tessa Majors
The incident, coming in the wake of the Brussels terror attacks reminded many of 9/11 and the 2010 failed terrorist car bombing in Times Square that was thwarted by some quick thinking street vendors.