Portion of the NYC expressway shut down due to pressure cooker near road

MOTT HAVEN, Bronx -- A portion of the Major Deegan Expressway is shut down in the Bronx after a suspicious package was found near the roadway.

The package, which police said is a pressure cooker, was found at 5:35 p.m. near East 134th Street and Alexander Avenue in the Mott Haven section. This area runs under the highway.

Police said no wires or cellphone were found inside the device.

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The Major Deegan is closed from the RFK Bridge to Willis Avenue (exit 2).

Police are sending the bomb squad to the scene.

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