A subway station near Times Square was briefly closed because of a suspicious-looking item. But the station has reopened after police determined it was just a toy lantern.
Police officers and dogs converged on the A, C and E lines’ station at 42nd Street Monday afternoon. Trains bypassed that station and entrances were roped off as police dogs sniffed at trash cans. Riders were allowed to return around 2:45 p.m.