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UPDATE: All clear in Times Square

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The all clear has been given in Times Square after police cleared streets to investigate a cooler left on a sidewalk on the same block where a failed car bomb was found over the weekend.

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says police created some distance between the cooler and people. He says they were "in an abundance of caution" while investigating.

Browne says no buildings were evacuated. Three blocks around Times Square were closed as a precaution because the cooler was found about a block from where a failed car bomb was found Saturday night.

No other details were immediately available. The call was received about 1:15 p.m.

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