There are a few certainties that should be followed in life. One of these: don’t throw stuff at the police. Definitely don’t throw a suspicious package with flashing lights and a ticking mechanism inside a police car. I’m not exactly sure how the NYPD officer kept his bearing when said package landed in his lap. What would you have done? (Drew Dwyer)

When the suspicious device landed in his New York police car, Sgt. Hameed Armani thought he was about to die. The object made a clicking noise. Lights from the device started flashing.

Boss, this is a bomb,” his partner, Officer Peter Cybulski, said from the passenger seat. The horror couldn’t have come at a worse place. The officers’ patrol car was parked in Times Square, which was packed with tourists and locals Wednesday night.