NYC Theater Prop Leads to Bomb Squad Drama

A playwright scared a building super by leaving a fake bomb outside his Manhattan apartment

Saturday, Aug 3, 2013  |  Updated 11:31 AM PDT
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NYC Theater Prop Leads to Bomb Squad Drama

Mark Leimbach

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A New York City playwright who directed a show called the "American Suicide Bomber Association" unwitting sparked a bomb scare when he threw a prop from the production into the trash at his home.
 
Playwright Ethan Fishbane tells The New York Post he wasn't thinking when he discarded the fake bomb while cleaning out his Manhattan apartment Tuesday.
 
A building superintendent saw the prop the next morning and called police.
 
That brought out the bomb squad.
 
It didn't take long for investigators to figure out what happened.

Fishbane said he was stunned when officers knocked on his door, but he praised the department for its quick response, saying it was ``wholly appropriate.''
 
The 23-year-old wrote the play while attending New York University's Tisch School of The Arts.

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