In the past 15 minutes, Bwog has been deluged with news of an evacuation at Pinnacle that happened between 12 and 1 a.m. Apparently, the soggy pizza peddlers have been threatened with a bomb. Tipster Miriam Manber relays that the NYPD is caution-taping the restaurant off; Vedant Misra tells of four squad cars surrounding the eatery. Regular Bwog jokester Alex Weinberg reports that cops on the scene looked “bored” and shrugged the incident off as an “ongoing investigation.”
According to roving reporter Justin Goncalves, police were investigating what the proprietor of Pinnacle called a “suspicious package” incident. According to the owner, Justin reported, a man in the eatery had been acting strangely around a suitcase. He added that Pinnacle employees had vacated the premises and that cops looked to be taping off the rest of the block–between 115th and 114th– as well.
UPDATE: First overheard at the scene:
“I hope it’s a bomb. And it blows up. Because I do not like Pinnacle and I want a new restaurant to go there.”
UPDATE 1:46 AM: A cop on the scene informs Bwog that a suspicious package was discovered several hours ago at Pinnacle. “We’re just investigating,” she said, ushering Bwog down 116th and away from the police tape.
We’ll be updating as more information rolls in.
UPDATE 2:18 AM: The firetrucks, EMT squad, bomb robot and police cars start rolling away. It’s all over folks. And the cause of such commotion? The ever-so-suspicious package? A bag of cameras.