MIDTOWN — An employee working in a Midtown office complex warned a co-worker not to come into work on April Fool's Day because he planned to set off a grenade in the building, police said.
A woman who works inside Park Avenue Plaza at 55 E. 52nd St. told police a colleague approached her around 6 p.m. on March 30 and said he was building a grenade, the NYPD said.
The man said he planned to bring the grenade into the building and set it off on the ninth floor on April 1, after he’d gotten the final piece, police said.
He told his 34-year-old colleague that he planned to use the freight elevator to escape after detonating the grenade, police said.
On Friday, a spokesman for Fisher Brothers, which manages Park Avenue Plaza, said the firm is “vigilant about protecting the ongoing health and safety of our employees, occupants, visitors and properties.”
“As a matter of policy, we do not comment on issues related to building security,” he added.
Police had not arrested anyone in connection with the incident as of Monday.