New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island have been evacuated due to a suspicious package.
The NYPD said its bomb squad is on the scene along with harbor units.
The FDNY said it had been called at 12:57 local time for the investigation of “a suspicious package”.
The National Park Service has yet to provide a more complete update on the situation.
The Statue of Liberty was given to the US by France in 1886, in recognition of the friendship between the two nations.