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Nasdaq Site Evacuated Over Suspicious Van

Trading is not affected by the incident.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market site was evacuated Wednesday after reports of a suspicious van parked in the Times Square area. Later news reports said employees were allowed to return to the building.

Stock trading on the over-the-counter Nasdaq market was not impacted, as the site, located at West 43rd Street and Broadway in Times Square, serves as a

telecommunications and corporate relations post

.

Police bomb squad members prepare a robotic camera in Times Square near Broadway during an investigation into a suspicious abandoned van.

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The New York Police Department blocked off the area around 42nd Street between Seventh Avenue and Broadway, 1010wins.com reported. The van is a 1992 Dodge with tinted windows with no license plates, 1010wins wrote.

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reported the van had been parked there for 48 hours.

Security in the area is heavy as the city prepares for its annual New Year's Eve revelry in Times Square.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.