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The NYPD has released a photo of a person of interest wanted for questioning in suspicious package scare at the Fulton Street subway station and near West 16th Street and 7th Avenue on Friday morning.

Two NYPD counterterrorism officers were approached just after 7 a.m. by a subway passenger who noticed the suspicious items at the Fulton Street station.

The items turned out to be rice cookers. One was placed on the mezzanine level and another on the 2/3 platform, placed 25 feet apart from each other.

Investigators later confirmed a third suspicious item, another rice cooker placed near garbage at 16th Street and 7th Avenue, was also related.

Read more: ABC 7 NY

Swiss police say they have detained a German man in connection with a backpack filled with fake pipe bombs found near the route of a large techno music parade in Zurich on Saturday.

Zurich cantonal (state) police said Monday that the 31-year-old suspect, who lives in Switzerland, was the alleged owner of the backpack.

The suspect, whose name wasn't released, was detained late Sunday at his home in the neighboring canton of Aargau. A 35-year-old Swiss man who was initially held in the case has been released.

Read more: ABC News

The FBI arrested and charged an alleged Las Vegas neo-Nazi with plotting to bomb a synagogue and gay club in the city on Thursday.

Conor Climo, 23, who worked as a security guard, allegedly was found to be in possession of bomb-making materials and was "communicating with individuals who identified with a white supremacist extremist organization using the National Socialist Movement to promote their ideology," according to the FBI.

The Las Vegas Joint Terrorism Task Force began investigating Climo in April, according to the criminal complaint, after it learned he was communicating with Atomwaffen Division, a white supremacist neo-Nazi group.

Read more: ABC News

Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man who mailed more than a dozen pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Earlier this year, Sayoc, 57, pleaded guilty in a federal court in Manhattan to four sets of charges -- 65 counts total -- for sending 16 packages containing explosive material and glass shards to liberal politicians and others who support liberal policies, such as Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Robert De Niro. Current presidential candidates Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden were also included as targets in the string of package bombs.

Read more: ABC News

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating after improvised explosive devices were found in a wooded area of Chesapeake City.

A nearby resident discovered the devices in the woods across from 1 Mallard Drive on Wednesday and notified local firefighters who then called the bomb squad. The devices were found among discarded debris.

That property is owned by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

There were no damage or injuries reported.

Read more: WJZ