'I think this is a bomb': Man leaves suspicious box outside FDNY station

The NYPD bomb squad responded and determined there was no bomb in the box, but there was a gun inside


By Leila Merrill

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — According to police, a man left a gun in a box outside a Brooklyn fire station late Sunday and claimed it could be a bomb, leading to a major police response. 

The unidentified man walked up to FDNY Engine 290 around 6:50 p.m., left the box on the ground outside, and said to people nearby “I think this is a bomb,” The New York Post reported.

The NYPD’s Bomb Squad responded and determined there was no bomb but there was a gun in the box.

The man has not been found.

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