NYC bus terminal reopens; unidentified white powder harmless

April 4, 2018

Police outside of New York's Port Authority bus terminal prevent people from entering after a report that an unidentified white powder was found there, Wednesday morning April 4, 2018. Entrances that were affected by the police investigation were reopened soon afterward, when the powder was deemed harmless and a spokesman said bus service was not affected. (AP Photo/Randy Herschaft)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal has reopened entrances that were affected by a police investigation of an unidentified white powder that was deemed harmless.

Spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pen-TAN’-jeh-loh) says bus service was not affected Wednesday morning.

The police investigation occurred at the close of rush hour, when the area around the terminal is still usually packed with morning commuters.

The terminal is a main entryway into the city. It is across the street from the New York Times headquarters.

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