Toy Mistaken for Suspicious Package in East Williamsburg
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.