NYPD bomb squad clears suspicious package at Penn Station

The 34th Street entrance to Penn Station was shut down during rush hour Monday while police investigated a suspicious package. (Twiiter/@mad_lisa)

MANHATTAN — The 34th Street entrance to Penn Station was briefly shut down during rush hour Monday while police investigated a suspicious package.

It was closed just before 6 p.m., but was cleared quickly and the entrance was open by 6:21 p.m.

All other entrances were open while the NYPD investigated.

The New York Office of Emergency Management has advised commuters to expect traffic delays near W. 34th St between 6th and 9th Ave ,while the NYPD investigates. They suggest taking alternate routes.