Breaking: Progressive Community Laughs at Terror Threat
New York's busy Penn Station returned to normal on Friday after a rush-hour false alarm caused by a suspicious substance found in a soda bottle near Amtrak's ticket counter, authorities said.
The scare came a day after authorities warned of a possible terror threat against the city's subway system.
Police closed the station's main entrance and about half of Amtrak's main platform near the place where the bottle was found.
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly later said the whole incident "appears to be a prank" and the liquid was "a Drano-type substance," referring to the household drain cleaner.
A Coke® bottle with Drāno in it.