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MYFOXNY.COM - The NYPD has closed several streets on the East Side of Manhattan to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The car is parked on 5th Avenue near East 82nd Street.
The NYPD bomb squad has reportedly been called to the scene.
Fire department officials tell FOX 5 News that they received a call about the suspicious vehicle at about 9:40 a.m.
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MyFoxNY.com is updating this story.
Police shut down a stretch of Manhattan's Fifth Ave. Tuesday to investigate a suspicious vehicle parked near the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The avenue was closed to traffic and pedestrians from 79th to 85th streets. Investigators called in the NYPD bomb squad to probe the gray Honda minivan parked at 82nd St. and Fifth Ave. Home to some of the world's most treasured works of art and antiquities, the Met is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.
Two officers saw a gray van with blankets covering up the windows on 82nd Street around 9 a.m., police said. The officers became suspicious of the van because the back of it was dragging low to the ground, police said.