STEVE: WE’LL TALK MORE ABOUT YOUR LEAD STORY. A PAIR OF ACCORDING TO BRYAN LLENAS, OUR CORRESPONDENT, HIS POLICE SOURCES THEY ARE DEFINITELY A PAIR OF PRESSURE COOKERS. THEY SHUT DOWN THE FULTON STREET STATION IN LOWER MANHATTAN. ONE WAS FOUND INSIDE. WE HEARD INITIAL REPORTS. THE OTHER OUTSIDE. GREAT TO HAVE DAN BONGINO AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS INVESTIGATED THIS FOR A WHILE. DAN, WE DON’T KNOW WHETHER OR NOT THEY’RE LIVE. WE DON’T KNOW IF THEY GOT EXPLOSIVES IN THEM, BUT CLEARLY THEY ARE MEANT TO SCARE PEOPLE. DAN: YEAH. NEW YORK CITY, THANKFULLY THE NYPD I WORKED FOR FOUR YEARS HAS THE FINEST BOMB SQUAD IN MY OPINION IN THE WORLD IF NOT ONE OF FINEST. YOU WILL BRING IN ROBOTS. LOOK THROUGH X-RAY WHAT IS INSIDE. THEY WILL TELL QUICKLY IF THERE IS ANY CIRCUITY APPEARS ABNORMAL. FOR A PRESSURE COOKER. THEY WILL PUT IT IN A TRUCK. TAKE IT OUT TO WHERE THEY TAKE THE FACILITY, DETONATE, REMOTE, FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED. WE DON’T KNOW. WE’LL SEE WHAT IS INSIDE. STEVE: HOW DIABOLICAL. IT IS RUSH SHOWER. DAN: THE FACT THIS HAPPENED AS WE WERE ON THE AIR, ME GOING BACK INTO FORMER LAW ENFORCEMENT MODE, YOU SAID NOT ONE BUT TWO, AUTOMATICALLY CUES MY SUSPICION. ONE COULD BE A ACCIDENT OR HOAX. TWO IS DELIBERATE HOAX. YOU DON’T LEAVE PRESSURE COOKER IN THE MIDDLE OF MANHATTAN. COULD BE A HOAX DEVICE BUT YOU KNOW. AINSLEY: DAN, IF YOU LOOK AT LIVE IMAGES, THIS IS CHOPPER IN THE AIR. WHAT DO WE SEE? DAN: CLEARING THE AREA FOR A BLAST SOWN. YOU TREAT A DEVICE WHETHER IT IS LIVE AND LOADED EVERY TIME. YOU DON’T HAVE THE LUXURY TO ASSUME IT IS NOT. THEY WILL HAVE TO CLEAR THE AREA, GET A SPACE ZONE, BASED ON A PRESSURE COOKER OF THAT SPECIFIC SIZE, IT WILL BE COUPLE BLOCKS. STEVE: REPORTEDLY THERE ARE PRESSURE COOKERS BUT TO REITERATE WE DON’T KNOW IF THERE IS EXPLOSIVES INSIDE. IT HARKENS BACK TO THE BOSTON BOMBING. THE PRESSURE COOKERS FOUND IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN I WANT TO SAY 23rd STREET A COUPLE YEARS AGO. NEW YORK CITY HAS MORE CAMERAS ON CORNERS AND LOCATIONS ON THIS FOR SUCH A PURPOSE. IF PERSON DID DROP OFF BOTH OF THEM, WE’LL SEE THAT ON VIDEO IN NO TIME, WON’T WE? DAN: YEAH. ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS, IN MY WEDDING, HE WORKS IN BEIRUT. WHEN YOU PUT THAT IN CONJUNCTION WITH PRIVATE CAMERAS WHICH ARE NOW EVERYWHERE, NOT ONLY THAT, STEVE, THE CAMERA, THE CAMERAS HAVE GOTTEN BETTER. THE RESOLUTION IS FINER. STEVE: HI DEF. DAN: LOWER MANHATTAN. WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT AN AREA OF MIDWEST NOT DENSELY POPULATED. THE CHANCE OF WALKING ON MANHATTAN STREET CORNERS AND NOT BE RECORDED BY MULTIPLE CAMERAS ARE ZILCH. AINSLEY: WITH FEAR OF SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, CHURCH SHOOTINGS, I.C.E. FACILITIES, 9/11 OF COURSE, THIS HAPPENING DOWNTOWN, WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR FOLKS THAT LIVE IN NEW YORK, WILL THEY BE ABLE TO TAKE THE SUBWAY? WILL THEY SHUT DOWN THE WHOLE LINE? DAN: YOU THINK PRESSURE COOKERS COULD THIS BE AN ACCIDENT? WHEN YOU SAID TWO, THIS SAYS TO ME A HOAX DEVICE, YEAH. STEVE: FROM OUR BUREAU CHIEF HERE IN NEW YORK. THERE ARE TWO LARGE PRESSURE COOKERS, ONE NEAR THE ELEVATOR, ANOTHER ABOUT 35 FEET AWAY. DAN: YEAH. THAT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE AN ACCIDENT. DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE EXPLOSIVE DEVICES. WE DON’T KNOW THAT YET. SOME OF THE REPORTING SAYS. STEVE: NOT LIKE SOMEONE WENT PRESSURE COOKING SHOPPING AND LEFT THEM. DAN: THEY LEAVE UNATTENDED BACKPACKS, DROP THEM, GO TO THE BATHROOM. YOU DON’T EXACTLY WALK AROUND WITH A PRESSURE COOKER ON A SUBWAY AN LEAVE ANOTHER ONE. DOESN’T MEAN IT IS AN EXPLOSIVE. SOUNDS KIND OF ODD WE AGREE. AINSLEY: WE’RE SENDING REPORTERS. LAURA ENGLE IS ON HER WAY. STEVE: BECAUSE IT IS RUSH HOUR, WE APOLOGIZE FOR SOME OF THE CAMERAS MOVING AROUND, IT IS BREAKING NEWS, WE’RE TRYING TO GET IN POSITION. IN A TWEET, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS EXPECT POLICE PRESENCE AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES IN THE AREA. CHECK NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT SUBWAY FOR POSSIBLE SCHEDULE CHANGES. MORE INFO TO FOLLOW. CHANGES AND SERVICE WERE REPORTED ON TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, A, C, J AND Z LINES ACCORDING TO THE INVESTIGATION AND THE MTA. THAT PART OF MANHATTAN IS NOT MOVING. DAN: IT IS NOT LOW TRAFFIC AREA THIS TIME ON A FRIDAY. STEVE: I KNOW WE HAVE THE FINEST COUNTERTERRORISM DEPARTMENT HERE WITH OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT. IN A CIRCUMSTANCE LIKE THIS, DAN, EXPLAIN WHAT THEY IMMEDIATELY DO. DAN: OBVIOUSLY CLEARING ANY KIND OF A BLAST ZONE IS FIRST. YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE AREA SAFE BUT SECONDLY THEY HAVE VARIOUS ROBOTIC DEVICES THEY CAN EMPLOY, SO YOU DON’T PUT ANY HUMAN PERSONNEL IN DIRECT CONTACT RIGHT AWAY. IF THAT ROBOTIC DETECT GOD FORBID SOME CIRCUITRY OR EXPLOSIVE IN THERE, THEY HAVE RENDER SAFE PROCEDURES. THEY PUT IT ON THE TRUCK. WE SEE ALL TOO UNFORTUNATELY ON THE NEWS, THAT BLAST TRUCK, CLEAR THE HIGHWAYS, AND GET IT TO AN AREA THEY CAN REND EARTH IT SAFE. AINSLEY: IF YOU’RE JUST TUNING IN, TWO PRESSURE COOKERS FOUND IN THE MANHATTAN AREA, CHELSEA STREET STATION. ONE WAS FOUND ON THE PLATFORM ON THE GROUND WHERE PEOPLE GET ON THE SUBWAY. IT IS BUSY. A LOT OF PEOPLE GOING UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS. I’M SURE IT WAS CHAOS WHEN POLICE ANNOUNCED A PRESSURE COOKER AND ONE ON THE STREET. DAN: CAN I ADD, KNOWING THE NYPD HAVING WORKED THERE, STILL HAVING FRIENDS THERE, THEY ARE PROBABLY ON HEIGHTENED ALERT AS WELL. IF THIS IS POORLY, THOUGHT OUT, AWFUL HOAX, IT IS DISTURBING, SHOWS SOMEONE WITH MALINTENT. THEY ARE PROBABLY ON HIGH ALERT ELSEWHERE LOOKING AROUND AS WELL. STEVE: INTERESTING YOU WOULD SAY WE HAVE LITTLE ROBOTS THAT CAN MOVE UP TO IT, X-RAY WHAT IS INSIDE. THAT KEEPS PEOPLE SAFE. GO BACK TO THE BOSTON BOMBING WHERE THERE WERE ALSO A COUPLE OF PRESSURE COOKERS DROPPED OFF BY THE TSARNAEV BROTHERS. THOSE WERE DISTURBING WHAT WAS INSIDE. DAN: THEY CAN USE SHRAPNEL, SHARDS OF GLASS, BOLTS, SCREWS. NOT JUST THE BLAST BUT OVER UNDER PRESSURE THAT DOES PHYSICAL DAMAGE BUT EXPLODE EXPLODING TO A ROUND OF PEOPLE AND LIKE BULLET ROUND GOING OFF EVERYWHERE IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS. WHEN PEOPLE DESIGN THESE DEVICES, WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THIS, I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND WE HAVEN’T SEEN REPORTING WHEN THEY TYPICALLY DESIGN THEM THEY DESIGN THEM TO INFLICT MAXIMUM CARNAGE. STEVE: I REMEMBER A COUPLE YEARS AGO WHEN THEY FOUND PRESSURE COOKERS IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN. THEY FIGURED OUT WHO DROPPED THEM OFF BY VIDEO CAMERAS. DAN: YEAH.>>I WANT TO SAY, THIS IS MY MEMORY I IT COULD BE FAULTY A LITTLE BIT, I WANT TO SAY THE PERSON THAT DROPPED THEM OFF WAS FROM NEW JERSEY. HE HAD COME IN ON THE SUBWAY WAS CAUGHT TRYING TO PLACE OTHER DEVICES COUPLE DAYS LATER. DAN: YEAH. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO GET CAUGHT IN NEW YORK CITY. NEW YORK CITY IS REALLY, SURVEILLANCE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. LIKE I SAID THE PRIVATE CAMERA NETWORK AND PUBLIC CAMERA NETWORK. STEVE: WHAT DO YOU MEAN PRIVATE CAMERA? DAN: IN OTHER WORDS, THE NYPD HAS CAMERA NETWORK FOR HOT SPOTS, CRIME LOCATIONS, PRIVATE BUSINESSES FOX, ANYONE ELSE, HAVE NETWORK OF CAMERAS. THE NYPD WILL SEND PEOPLE IN, CAN WE GET ACCESS TO THE FOOTAGE. TYPICALLY BUSINESSES IN NEW YORK UNDER VERY RARE CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SAY NO. THEY SAY SURE, NO PROBLEM. THEY ARE EAGER TO HELP OUT. IT IS THEIR BUSINESS. THEIR CITY TOO. THE CITY IS UNDER SURVEILLANCE ALL THE TIME WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT. AINSLEY: THE COUNTERSURVEILLANCE UNIT IS ANNOUNCING THAT THE PACKAGE IS SAFE. IT WAS NOT A BOMB. BRING IN JOE BORELLI, REPUBLICAN NEW YORK CITY COUNCILMAN. JOE, GOOD TO HAVE YOU.>>GOOD MORNING. AINSLEY: JOE, WE WERE GOING TO HAVE YOU ON THE COUCH TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE. THEN THIS NEWS BREAKS. WHAT IS THE REACTION?>>THANKFULLY THE NYPD’S COUNTERTERRORISM CONFIRMED IT IS CERTAINLY NOT AN EXPLOSIVE BUT, DAN, WHEN YOU POINTED OUT EARLIER YOU HEAR IT IS TWO DEVICES THAT SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY RAISE A RED FLAG. WHAT PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE, THIS FULTON STREET STATION CONNECTS UNDERGROUND TO WORLD TRADE CENTER STATIONS. THAT AUTOMATICALLY RAISE AS RED FLAG. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAD QUICK, ACCURATE, THOROUGH RESPONSE. THANKFULLY THINGS WENT WRONG. DAN: FINEST POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE WORLD.>>100%. STEVE: THEY WERE ABLE TO FIGURE IT OUT. 15 MINUTES AGO THE NEWS BROKE THEY HAD SPOTTED TWO PRESSURE COOKERS DOWN THERE AT THAT STATION WITHIN 35 FEET OF EACH OTHER. AS YOU CAN SEE, BOMB SQUAD WAS DISPATCHED PEOPLE WERE KEPT AWAY. POLICE SAY WITHOUT A DOUBT THE DEVICES ARE NOT EXPLOSIVE. THAT IS GOOD NEWS. OBVIOUSLY THIS WAS INTENDED TO SCARE THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF PEOPLE. DAN: THANK GOD WE HAVE SUCH A PROFESSIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. LITERALLY IN MINUTES. WE FOUND THIS OUT, WHAT, FIVE MINUTES AGO? THINK ABOUT THE EFFICIENCY OF PROCEDURES, IN FIVE MINUTES WE’RE GETTING THIS OUT.>>I WOULD SPECULATE CAME FROM CIVILIAN CALLING THIS IN. SOMEONE TAKING TIME TO CALL IT IN, WE SEE SOMETHING, SAW SOMETHING, REPORTED IT. YOU HAVE TO COMMENT THE WORK POLICE OFFICERS AROUND THE COUNTRY DO ESPECIALLY IN NEW YORK, GOING INTO HIGH PRESSURE SITUATION WHERE THERE MIGHT BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS POTENTIAL PROBLEMS. THEY DO A GREAT JOB.

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