Times Square is evacuated after GRENADE is found in back of Uber - as NYPD bomb squad say they struggled to reach explosive because crowds of anti-Israel protestors were blocking traffic

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  • A grenade was recovered successful nan backseat of an Uber successful Times Square
  • Anti-Israel protestors were marching done nan streets astatine nan time
  • The Bomb Squad had a difficult clip reaching nan instrumentality because of nan chaos caused by protests successful Midtown Manhattan 

By Martha Williams For Dailymail.Com

Published: 18:58 EST, 2 March 2024 | Updated: 19:24 EST, 2 March 2024

Times Square is evacuated aft a grenade was recovered successful nan backmost of Uber arsenic anti-Israel protestors make their measurement done New York City preventing NYPD from reaching nan device.

The explosive instrumentality was located successful nan backseat of nan conveyance successful Midtown Manhattan connected Saturday.

An Uber driver turned to look successful nan backseat aft dropping a rider disconnected connected 42nd Street and 7th Avenue successful Times Square and saw nan explosive device.

The driver notified nan constabulary conscionable aft 4 p.m. and NYPD deployed nan Emergency Services Unit and nan Bomb Squad to nan scene.

Anti-Israel protestors were marching done nan streets and blocking postulation astatine nan clip of nan emergency. 

Times Square is evacuated aft a grenade was recovered successful nan backmost of Uber arsenic anti-Israel protestors make their measurement done New York City preventing NYPD from reaching nan device

The explosive instrumentality was located successful nan backseat of nan conveyance successful Midtown Manhattan connected Saturday

Several protestors were arrested by NYPD during nan march up Sixth Avenue arsenic nan mobs reached Bryant Park - though it isn't clear what sparked nan arrests 

Happy Saturday to all! Except nan group who thought it was a bully thought to artifact an NYPD ESU conveyance connected nan measurement to a explosive threat call. They will beryllium spending their Saturday wherever they beryllium - successful jail! pic.twitter.com/C0adj5waUj

— NYPD Deputy Commissioner, Operations Kaz Daughtry (@NYPDDaughtry) March 2, 2024

The protestors made it difficult for emergency services to navigate their measurement done nan crowds.

Eventually, cops were capable to found a information perimeter astir the Nissan Altima that contained nan grenade.

They closed disconnected pedestrian and conveyance postulation connected 42nd Street betwixt Sixth and Seventh avenues.

The grenade was believed to beryllium inert, according to a constabulary source.

Thousands of anti-Israel protestors had been making their measurement up Sixth Avenue connected Saturday to speak retired amidst nan ongoing conflict successful nan Middle East.

The protest, which organizers described arsenic portion of a 'global time of action,' started successful Washington Square Park astatine astir 1 pm

The protestors made it difficult for emergency services to navigate their measurement done nan crowds

Massive crowds gathered successful nan park, contempt nan rainfall New Yorkers faced each time connected Saturday

As nan protestors marched up Sixth Avenue, cops followed intimately down them

The protest, which organizers described arsenic portion of a 'global time of action,' started successful Washington Square Park astatine astir 1 pm.

Massive crowds gathered successful nan park, contempt nan rainfall New Yorkers faced each time connected Saturday.

As nan protestors marched up Sixth Avenue, cops followed intimately down them.

Several protestors were arrested by NYPD arsenic nan mobs reached Bryant Park - though it isn't clear what sparked nan arrests, Daily News reported. 

DailyMail.com reached retired to nan NYPD for specifications connected nan arrests but nary accusation has been released yet. 

This communicative is developing, cheque backmost for updates.  

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