2 suspicious packages in downtown New York were not explosive, the NYPD said. Now, a 3rd has been found

(CNN) — A third suspicious device found Friday morning in downtown New York has been deemed safe, according to police.

The device, which sources told CNN appeared to be a rice cooker, was found near a garbage can in the the vicinity of West 16th Street and 7th Avenue, shortly after police said two other suspicious items found at a downtown subway station were not explosive.

The third suspicious device was “fully investigated and deemed safe” by police officers, the NYPD said on Twitter. “Expect residual delays in the area.”

The first two items, found at the Fulton Street subway complex, were rice cookers, according to two law enforcement sources. They did not appear to be modified in any way, one of the sources said. Authorities are looking into whether the items were left behind.

Both rice cookers were completely empty, the other source said.

One package was found at Fulton and William streets, and the other was found on the nearby subway platform that serves the 2 and 3 trains, another law enforcement official said.

Subway trains are bypassing the area for now.

A New York Police Department emergency services unit also responded around 7:15 a.m. ET to the scene, the official said. Three New York Fire Department units were sent to the Fulton Street subway complex, as well, a department spokesperson said.

Friday’s incident comes nearly three years after a pressure cooker bomb went off in the New York City neighborhood of Chelsea, injuring at least 30 people. A jury eventually found Ahmad Rahimi guilty on eight federal charges in connection with the bombing, which authorities believed was the first jihadist terrorist attack on the city since September 11, 2001.

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