- Police evacuated one of the busiest transit hubs in New York City during Friday morning rush hour after finding three suspicious pressure cookers.
- Authorities have since released photos of a man they want to locate and identify regarding the incident.
- The man in the photos is wearing an Amazon Prime Day 2018 t-shirt, and it’s unclear whether the shirt was only made available to Amazon employees or can be purchased by members of the public.
- Amazon has not responded to Business Insider’s request for comment.
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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.
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.
At a press conference Friday afternoon, police said they were looking to identify and question the individual wearing the Amazon t-shirt, who was spotted on transit surveillance cameras. The man is considered a person of interest, not a suspect, at this point, police said.
Amazon did not 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.
Contact the NYPD with any relevant information at @NYPDTips on Twitter or 1-800-577-TIPS.
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