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New York Port Authority Bus Terminal Shut Down

Aired February 12, 2002 - 08:42   ET

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PAULA ZAHN, CNN ANCHOR: I turn it over now to Jack for some breaking news -- Jack.

JACK CAFFERTY, CNN ANCHOR: Thanks, Paula.

The south wing of The Port Authority bus terminal in the heart of Manhattan here in New York City has been shut down as police and fire officials investigate a suspicious package. This is, of course, a day when the FBI is out with a terror alert and law enforcement agencies around the country on special alert.

The Port Authority right in Manhattan between 40th and 41st on 8th and 9th Avenues, it is a huge bus terminal that handles hundreds of thousands of commuters into and out of the city each day. Of course it's 8:43 Eastern time. We're at the -- right in the middle of the rush hour here in New York now, and they have shut down the south wing of The Port Authority as they investigate a suspicious package.

Those are live aerial pictures from WABC television here in New York. The buses are stranded. You can see people getting off them and heading out on foot to their various places of employment. We'll keep an eye on the story and update it for you as we get some more information.

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