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Police: No explosive devices found on SCCC campus

Posted: Updated: Apr 22, 2014 03:45 PM
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Schenectady Police say no suspicious items were found after multiple bomb threats were made towards Schenectady County Community College.

According to Police, they responded to the report of multiple bomb threats on Tuesday around noon. They say the calls were placed by an unidentified male who stated that multiple explosive devices had been planted on campus. The suspect said the devices would detonate and urged an evacuation of the college campus.

The main campus on 78 Washington Avenue was evacuated as a result of the phone calls.

A secondary campus, located at 433 State Street, was also evacuated.  

Police, police K-9s, and staff searched the two addresses but no suspicious items were located. 

The State Street campus was cleared shortly before 2 p.m. and the main campus was cleared shortly after 3 p.m.

There were no injuries as a result of the incident. 

Classes were cancelled until 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

Explosive dogs from the Schenectady Police Department, the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Police assisted in the clearing of the campus.

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