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New York police investigating suspicious item in backpack of man who jumped on subway tracks

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Posted at 6:38 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 14:52:53-04

The suspicious device from a man who jumped on subway tracks in New York has been deemed safe, NYPD said.

The device turned out to be a thermos and umbrella wrapped together, NBC New York reported.

Authorities said earlier Friday the New York Police Department's bomb squad was examining the device, which was in the backpack of a man who attempted suicide by jumping onto the tracks in Queens.

The man, who has not been identified, was struck by a northbound A train, according to police spokesman Lt. Thomas Antonetti. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he is in critical condition.