2 World Financial Center Evacuated, “Suspicious Package” Being Investigated [Update: Break’s Over]

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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39 Responses to “2 World Financial Center Evacuated, “Suspicious Package” Being Investigated [Update: Break’s Over]”

  1. Bandersnatch says:

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

  2. guest says:

    Update: shit just got real.

  3. Michael Scarn says:

    We're at threat level midnight here people.

  4. guest says:

    "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.

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  6. ShortNaked says:

    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.

  7. Nomura History Quant says:

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

  8. Bitter NYT Intern says:

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

  9. The Bobs says:

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

  10. Guest says:

    I got this.

    – Bruno Mars

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

  11. Guest says:

    Nomura has a Complaint Department?

    – UBS MD

  12. Guest says:

    Get back to work you lazy fucks!

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

  13. Scamford says:

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

  14. Guy with A.D.D. says:

    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!?"

  15. Guest says:

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

  16. wahoo says:

    Get the fuck away from my boat.

    – Guy with boat next to WFC 2

  17. breakingmedia says:

    Posting from the Breaking Media account.

  18. BMedia Tester says:

    Testing again. Please ignore.