Friday 21 October 2016

VIDEO: Heart-warming moment man gives out free coffee and food to police guarding the Manhattan bomb explosion scene

Published 19/09/2016 | 18:12

Policeman Rob thanks Germaine for the gift.
Policeman Rob thanks Germaine for the gift.
Policeman Rob thanks Germaine for the free food and coffee from Starbucks.

One man has demonstrated that in times of crisis, a little kindness goes a long way.

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The man, known as Germaine, expressed his gratitude to members of the New York Police Department who were patrolling the scene of the Manhattan bomb explosion, by giving out a free order of drinks and pastries from Starbucks.

Germaine was captured on camera walking over to the metal barriers that cordon off the investigation scene, and calling over two officers.

As the thankful police approach him, he tells them that he's brought the free goodies from the Starbucks branch on 23rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue.

"Thank you guys," he tells the police.

"Much appreciated. Man this is awesome," one of the police officers Rob tells Germaine.

Some 29 people were injured when a bomb exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighbourhood on Saturday. Meanwhile, an unexploded pressure cooker bomb was found blocks away, and a pipe bomb exploded in a New Jersey shore town before a charity race. No one was injured there. On Sunday, five explosive devices were discovered in a trash can at an Elizabeth train station.

Also on Saturday, a man who authorities say referred to Allah wounded nine people in a stabbing rampage at a Minnesota mall before being shot to death by an off-duty police officer. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility.

Authorities have not drawn any connection between the violence in Minnesota and the bombings in the New York area.

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