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Statue of Liberty evacuated over suspicious package

The NYPD bomb squad is assisting in a sweep of the lower Manhattan monument.

Image: AP/Press Association Images

THE STATUE OF Liberty has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found.

The NYPD bomb squad is assisting in a sweep of the lower Manhattan monument.

Several photographs posted on Tweeter showed a long line of tourists waiting to board a return ferry to Manhattan.

The National Park Service did not immediately confirm the cause of the evacuation to AFP.

 

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