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Bomb hoaxer causes 6 HOUR Manhattan lockdown

A man who thew a fake bomb at police near Times Square has finally been arrested after an six-hour standoff.

Hector Meneses, 52, of Queens, threw a suspicious device into a police car near Times Square around midnight.

The suspect drove off in a Chrysler SUV but police caught up with him at just after 2am at Columbus Circle by Central Park in Manhattan.

Cops were forced to lockdown the busy area for six hours during negotiations after Meneses, who refused to get out of his car, claimed he had a bomb strapped to his chest and ‘wanted to die.’

The incident caused huge commuter chaos during rush hour as tense negotiations continued until around 8am this morning when he was finally arrested. There were no hostages during the standoff.


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