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FOREST HILLS, Queens — Police are looking for a man who called in a bomb threat from a Queens subway station Thursday.

Police have released video showing a man who allegedly placed a bomb threat from a payphone in a subway station in Forest Hills, Queens. (NYPD)

Surveillance footage from the Forest Hills subway station, located at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and 71st Avenue, shows the man before and after the call was placed shortly before 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the NYPD.

Police say the man called 911 from a payphone to report there was a bomb in the station. He also pressed the emergency call button in the subway elevator and stated that "the bomb will go off in six minutes and fifty-seven seconds," officials said.

Officers responded to the subway station, but did not find any evidence of a bomb.

The caller is described as a man in his 50s or 60s who was last seen wearing a gray hooded jacket, gray jogging pants, glasses, a black hat and a tan backpack.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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