Man causes scare by dropping backpack before jumping in front of subway train: cops

Man causes scare by dropping backpack before jumping in front of subway train: cops
CBS 2 NY video

[Ed. – Ilhan Omar would tell us the cop was racist.]

A cop shouting “bomb” sent passersby ducking for cover Friday morning after he discovered a “suspicious device” on a Queens subway platform — that turned out to be a thermos and an umbrella, according to witnesses and police.

The panic ensued after an unidentified, 68-year-old man hurled himself in front of an A train as it pulled into the 80th Street station at 6:45 a.m., police said. According to sources, the man dropped a knapsack on the platform before jumping.

A responding officer brought the bag to street level before peering inside and seeing a gray pipe-like object that appeared to be wrapped in electrical tape, sources said.

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“He jumped back and started shouting, ‘Everyone move back, get out of here, get off the block. There is a bomb,’” witness Troy Singh, 32, who lives across the street, told The Post.

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