Fake bomb closes off Windsor Terrace farmers market
A fake bomb caused a scare at a farmers market in Windsor Terrace on Sunday morning. The New York Post reported that a passer-by spotted a suspicious device on a planter outside Connecticut Muffin at Prospect Park West and 16th Street soon after 10 a.m.
The witness called 911, prompting a response from NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit and Bomb Squad, which sealed the area with blue police tape. The package, which experts quickly determined was not a bomb, was encased in what appeared to be cardboard and wrapped in silver duct tape, the Post reported. A cooking thermometer and red wiring protruded from the top. Police said they were investigating whether it had been left by a dissatisfied employee or customer. But the sight of all those cops rattled the neighborhood. “This is such a busy corner with a lot of kids, families and such,” Leicia Fuentes, who saw the some of the response, told the Post. “Who would think of such a thing?”