Building 2 is home to Nomura Securities, among others. According to the Daily News, the package iswas thought to contain a grenade. Update: Though initially worried about what was going on, Nomura employees are apparently “pretty calm right now” and “gathered at a local bar waiting to see what’s next.” Update II: Everybody can get back to work– the package contained a “novelty grenade.”

Nomura NY Offices Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package, Traders Say [MarketBeat]
NYPD Investigating Suspicious Package at World Financial Center [Bloomberg]
World Financial Center evacuated after suspicious package found [NYDN]
2 World Financial Center Evacuated [Photo]
WFC Evacuation Prompted by Novelty Grenade [CNBC/Reuters]

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  1. Posted by Bandersnatch | April 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Suspicious package – that's what the cop said before he got peed on.

  2. Posted by guest | April 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Update: shit just got real.

  3. Posted by Michael Scarn | April 12, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    We're at threat level midnight here people.

  4. Posted by guest | April 12, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    "People were a little nervous getting outside," said an employee at Nomura. " But once we left the building everything was fine. Everyone's pretty calm right now."
    The source said a bunch of employees have gathered at a local bar and are waiting to see what's next.

  5. Posted by guest | April 12, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    huh?

  6. Posted by Asian Guest | April 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    ROR!

  7. Posted by ShortNaked | April 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    My specialty when I was hanging out with the guys and scamming, was something called "jumping on the grenade". You find a group of women and usually one of them is a little less attractive. This is the grenade. It would be my job to jump on the grenade, to sort of keep everything flowing for the evening. That was my thing, and then I married the grenade, I pulled her pin.

  8. Posted by Nomura History Quant | April 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    I need to stop getting Civil War artifacts that I purchase on eBay shipped to my office.

  9. Posted by guest | April 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    or do you mean WWII pacific theater artifacts?

  10. Posted by apac etiquette quant | April 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    you apparently are not esteemed.

  11. Posted by Bitter NYT Intern | April 12, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Novelty grenade? Not fair to call Greg Smith that–the novelty has worn off.

  12. Posted by Guest | April 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Pauly D? I didn't know you were an avid Dealbreaker fan.

  13. Posted by Hakuna Matata Guy | April 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    An employee of a bank called Nomura said that people seemed to be a little nervous, seemingly at first, but everyone had for the most part calmed down once away from the building. After that, a bunch of employees of a bank called Nomura went to a bar in the area and were waiting to see what was going to happen next. Most likely, they were waiting to hear whether they should go home for the day or if it was safe to return to work. Hope this helps and have a great day.

  14. Posted by The Bobs | April 12, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    The bomb squad, upon opening the package remotely using a robot, found just empty calories and male curiosity.

  15. Posted by Guest | April 12, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    I got this.

    – Bruno Mars

    – Guy who lets his kids control the radio in the car

  16. Posted by Guest | April 12, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Nomura has a Complaint Department?

    – UBS MD

  17. Posted by Guest | April 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Get back to work you lazy fucks!

    – guy on the 33rd floor who's busy and taking his chances

  18. Posted by AIG WTF? Quant | April 12, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Who is Nomura, and why are bank employees calling him?

  19. Posted by Scamford | April 12, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    the plaque actually said "Welcome to UBS HR Dept., pull pin"

  20. Posted by Abe_Froman_ | April 12, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Motives examined…RMFAO

  21. Posted by PermaGuestII | April 12, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Be happy in your work.

    -Col. Saito

  22. Posted by Guy with A.D.D. | April 12, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Employee ordered it online and evidently sent it to himself at work for a cool desk toy….
    "Wait, remeber Peter.. ever hear the story about how he lost HIS job!?"

  23. Posted by Hakuna Matata Guy | April 12, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Oh you people! The name of the company that was evacuated is Nomura! It's not the name of an actual individual!

  24. Posted by Guest | April 12, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Just "Welcome to UBS"

  25. Posted by NowOnePerson | April 12, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Dude…. chill. Do your Hakuna Matata dance or something.

  26. Posted by Guest | April 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Evacuating an NYC office building as part of an elaborate novelty grenade marketing campaign is the NKI.

  27. Posted by Sabine | April 12, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    "Welcome to UBS, Sucker"

  28. Posted by Cut Me | April 12, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Oh well

  29. Posted by Cut Me | April 12, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    I believe that was a typo. It was supposed to be for the Compliance Department.

  30. Posted by Hakuna Matata Guy | April 12, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    My thoughts exactly

  31. Posted by Guest | April 12, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Like sinks and fixtures and stuff?

    – same MD from above

  32. Posted by annyoingtwatssuck | April 12, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    UBS one-liners really aren't funny anymore.

  33. Posted by wahoo | April 12, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Get the fuck away from my boat.

    – Guy with boat next to WFC 2

  34. Posted by Guest | April 12, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    I mean, I kind of feel like a Kweku joke is in there somewhere.

  35. Posted by Fred Schwed | April 12, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Where are the customers' boats?

  36. Posted by Brad | April 13, 2012 at 1:48 AM

    Cmon dude… like Jersey Shore could come up with something good… besides… Chicks don't like that lawyer wrap bro… they want Wall Street… WALL STREET!!!!!

  37. Posted by ShortNaked | April 13, 2012 at 7:40 AM

    The pathetic married friend comes over to my house, giving me this sob story about how it's my fault his friends are abandoning him, on their Sunday brunches. Which it was. Of course, but I didn't let him know that.

    So what did you do?

    I blew him. He actually tasted good. His wife probably reads Cosmo.

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