New York City police are looking to identify and question a man photographed wearing an Amazon Prime Day 2018 shirt after pressure cookers were left Friday at one of the city’s busiest transit hubs, leading to its evacuation during morning rush hour.
NYPD posted photos on Twitter of an individual “wanted for questioning.” The man in the photos, currently considered by the police to be a person of interest and not a suspect, is sporting an “Amazon Prime Day 2018” shirt.
The NYPD is looking to locate and identify this individual who’s wanted for questioning in regard to the suspicious items inside the Fulton Street subway station this morning in Lower Manhattan. Contact @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS with info — alert a cop or call 911 if you see him. pic.twitter.com/OFTJgPv2sw
— Chief Terence Monahan (@NYPDChiefofDept) August 16, 2019
One of New York’s busiest transit hubs was evacuated Friday morning after police said two pressure cookers were found in the subway complex. Police determined the suspicious devices were safe and not explosive devices, but the incident caused major delays for the thousands of commuters making their way to work Friday morning.
Amazon did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment on whether the shirt worn by the person of interest was an official Amazon shirt, who was eligible to purchase Prime Day 2018 shirts, and whether the person photographed is a current or former Amazon employee.
A 2018 blog post from a clothing company says Amazon looked to provide an estimated 120,000 Prime Day 2018 t-shirts to staff members “in order to spread awareness of Prime Day and get all staff members excited and involved.”
T-shirts with similar Prime Day 2018 designs have been sold online. Business Insider has viewed Instagram posts showing Amazon employees sporting Prime Day 2018 shirts with a similar design to the one worn by the man in the NYPD photo.
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