Uhh, so I wake up to shouting. I look out the window and see police tape on 18th street, and notice there is no traffic on 5th Ave. Gothamist says both bomb threat and possible suspicious package.
On 5th Ave I notice a strange metal device in the bus stop, then see a pile of... fur and foam in the middle of 5th with a long line leading into it.
It looks like... the cops blew up a giant stuffed gorilla. Seriously - the face and arms were still attached when they moved it. It was surrounded by or filled with these weird duct-taped foam cubes.
Anyone have more info?
I'm also a bit...concerned/annoyed, the police seemed to have cleared out the businesses in front of the gorillabomb but I was sleeping under a window facing it just above... would have been nice to at least get a "stay away from the windows" warning if they thought it was dangerous enough to evacuate the ground floors.