The man police are looking to question after finding rice cookers in a New York subway station was wearing an Amazon Prime Day t-shirt

NYPDThe man that NYPD are looking to question regarding the incident Friday morning at Fulton Street Station.

New York City police are looking to locate and question a man photographed wearing an Amazon Prime Day 2018 shirt after rice cookers were left Friday at one of the city’s busiest transit hubs, leading to its evacuation during morning rush hour.

NYPD posted photos on Twitter on Friday afternoon of an individual “wanted for questioning.” The man in the photos is sporting an “Amazon Prime Day 2018” shirt.

The man in the photos has since reportedly been identified as a 26-year-old man from West Virginia named Larry Griffin. Griffin’s father told NBC4 New York that his son has been panhandling in New York.

One of New York’s busiest transit hubs was evacuated Friday morning after police said two rice cookers were found in the subway complex, and a third was found further uptown in New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood. Police determined the “suspicious packages” were safe and not explosive devices, but the incident caused major delays for the thousands of commuters making their way to work Friday morning.

At a press conference Friday afternoon, police said they were looking to identify and question the individual wearing the Amazon t-shirt, who was spotted on transit surveillance cameras. NYPD said the man is considered a person of interest, not a suspect, at this point.


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Amazon did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment on whether the shirt worn by the person of interest was an official Amazon shirt, who was eligible to purchase Prime Day 2018 shirts, and whether the person photographed is a current or former Amazon employee.

A 2018 blog post from a clothing company says Amazon looked to provide an estimated 120,000 Prime Day 2018 t-shirts to staff members “in order to spread awareness of Prime Day and get all staff members excited and involved.”

T-shirts with similar Prime Day 2018 designs have been sold online. Business Insider has viewed Instagram posts showing Amazon employees sporting Prime Day 2018 shirts with a similar design to the one worn by the man in the NYPD photo.

Contact the NYPD with any relevant information at @NYPDTips on Twitter or 1-800-577-TIPS.

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