NEW YORK -- NYPD official said on CNN that there were water bottles inside a suspicious white cooler abandoned on Times Square sidewalk on the same block where a failed car bomb was found over the weekend.
NYPD spokesman Paul Browne created some distance between the cooler and people. He says they are "in an abundance of caution" and looking into whether the cooler was abandoned by someone.
Browne says no buildings have been ordered evacuated. Three blocks around Times Square were closed as a precaution but later reopened.
The call was received about 1:15 p.m. The streets reopened about 2:15 p.m.