TIMES SQUARE — A Twitter user threatened to blow up the New York Marriott Marquis in a tweet sent to the hotel, police said.
Around 6:15 p.m. on May 2, the social media team for the hotel at 1535 Broadway, between West 45th and West 46th streets, received a tweet on the hotel’s Twitter account stating, “I’m going to come and blow up the Marriott Marquis in Times Square tomorrow, C4 Good Luck!” the NYPD said.
Marriott Marquis security and members of the NYPD’s Times Square unit searched public areas of the hotel, but did not find anything suspicious, police said.
A spokeswoman for the New York Marriott Marquis on Wednesday confirmed the hotel had received a bomb threat.
“Our social media team did receive a threat that was a clear threat, so we reported that to the local police department,” Kathleen Duffy said.
“We believe it’s still under investigation because we’ve had no further news on it,” she added.