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Larry got in custody outside a subway station: NYC Updates

Officials were seeking for this man, the ‘individual’ who indicated a bomb scare among the public in New York on Friday when he left two rice cookers in a lower Manhattan subway station has now be apprehended by police, officials revealed Saturday. Larry Kenton Griffin II, 26, was apprehended by cops in the early hours of the morning in the Bronx, with cell phone footage from the scene also showing officers taking a shopping cart into evidence.

A third ‘suspicious package’, later discovered to be another unmodified rice cooker, was found next to a garbage can in Chelsea just minutes later. Cops have not yet attributed that device to Griffin. However, the 26-year-old was named as a ‘person of interest’ by the NYPD, but ‘not a suspect of a crime’.

According to law enforcement sources, Griffin was found unconscious at an address in the New York borough at around 2:00am. He was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for his arrest in relation to a 2017 incident in Logan County, where Griffin allegedly tried to solicit sex from a juvenile boy.

Griffin currently remains in hospital and has not been charged in connection with the rice cooker incident, police said. The ‘individual has been located and the investigation continues,’ NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted Saturday morning. Man who triggered NYC bomb scare is arrested https://mol.im/a/7366929 via http://dailym.ai/android

Griffin, originally of Bruno, West Virginia, was seen on surveillance footage Friday pushing a shopping cart with the rice cookers inside into Fulton Street Station in downtown Manhattan. The discovery of the items, which had at first been deemed suspicious by authorities, prompted an evacuation of Fulton Street and counterterrorism officers were summoned to the scene. An hour later, cops confirmed the cookers were empty, were not modified, and were not explosives as first feared.

A third ‘suspicious package’, later discovered to be another unmodified rice cooker, was found next to a garbage can in Chelsea just minutes later. Cops have not yet attributed that device to Griffin. However, the 26-year-old was named as a ‘person of interest’ by the NYPD, but ‘not a suspect of a crime’.

Jason Griffin, Larry’s brother, explained to DailyMail.com that his brother is homeless and mentally ill and believes his actions may have been ‘a cry for help’.

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