Suspicious package shuts down Times Square

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  • A suspicious package briefly closes part of Times Square
  • The unattended backpack is aboard a bus
Police briefly shut down a portion of New York City's Times Square to traffic Tuesday as they investigated a suspicious package left aboard an MTA bus, authorities said.
The unattended backpack was discovered aboard the bus along 7th Avenue between 49th Street and 50th Street, police said.