Police are currently investigating suspicious packages at the World Financial Center, prompting officials to evacuate one of the buildings on Thursday.
The packages were delivered to 2 World Financial Center. The building that houses Japanese investment bank Nomura Holdings Inc., was forced to abandon their building once word got out about a potential, deadly threat.
We were evacuated around 11 and weren't told why. Hearing now it's about a package, a senior trader for the firm said, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Law enforcement officials are currently on scene investigating the incident.
People were a little nervous getting outside, said another employee at Nomura. But once we left the building everything was fine. Everyone's pretty calm right now.
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The World Financial Center includes four towers that house some of the New York City's largest businesses.
The World Financial Center and its grand centerpiece, the 10-story glass pavilion Winter Garden, features extensive public spaces, dozens of shops and restaurants, and a stunning outdoor waterfront esplanade, according to the website. The Winter Garden and its adjacent outdoor plaza are celebrated venues for both private functions as well as Brookfield's Arts & Events program, which features everything from unique art installations and exhibits to musical and cultural performances, offered to the public year-round and free-of-charge.
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