Toy Mistaken for Suspicious Package in East Williamsburg

By Meredith Hoffman on May 31, 2012 10:50am 

Officers at the scene of a suspicious package at 174 Scholes Street in Brooklyn on Wednesday May 30th, 2012. The package turned out to be a toy.
Officers at the scene of a suspicious package at 174 Scholes Street in Brooklyn on Wednesday May 30th, 2012. The package turned out to be a toy.
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EAST WILLIAMSBURG — The suspicious package found on Scholes Street Wednesday was not foul play — it was just a play toy, the FDNY confirmed.

The package — which turned out to be a beeping electronic keyboard inside a bag, according to the Post — caused firefighters to race to 174 Scholes St. near Graham Avenue Wednesday afternoon for an inspection.

The building was evacuated until an officer removed the keyboard from its bag and smashed the instrument, the Post reported.

The scare comes just days after another suspicious package on Bedford Avenue caused the street to be shut down for two hours — and then turned out to be an art installation of 'I Love NY' bags by famous furniture designer Takeshi Miyakawa.

Miyakawa was arrested for causing the scare, and although he was released from Rikers jail after a few days he still awaits a psychiatric evaluation next month, according to his lawyer.

 

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