UPDATE: Law enforcement officials have ruled that a bomb threat at SUNY Delhi this morning was a hoax.
Evenden Tower was declared safe and clear at approximately 1:15 p.m. following a sweep of the building by the State Police canine unit. Officials report they found nothing unusual in the building. Classes in Evenden Tower remain canceled for today and will resume as scheduled on Wednesday, March 13, at 7:35 a.m.
DELHI, N.Y. - At approximately 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, March 12, SUNY Delhi University Police and Delaware County 911 received calls indicating that a bomb had been placed in Evenden Tower on the SUNY Delhi campus and was set to explode in 45 minutes.
SUNY Delhi officials immediately instituted its Emergency Management Plan, evacuating the building and contacting local authorities. Students, faculty and staff were also notified of the evacuation via NY Alert, campus email and voice mail, and the college's public address system.
Email was also utilized to notify parents of the threat and steps that the college was taking. University Police assisted in evacuating students and faculty from Evenden Tower and conducted a sweep of the building. All classes scheduled for Evenden Tower have been canceled for Tuesday.
Officials from Delhi Village Police, Delaware County Sheriff's Department, Delaware County Emergency Management Office and New York State Police have responded and secured the perimeter of Evenden Tower. The building is in lock down. The State Police Canine Unit is being brought in to inspect the building.
At this time, authorities have indicated there is no reason to believe that there is a danger to any other building on campus because the threat received was very specific and targeted.