SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Schenectady Police Department is investigating the source of an unfounded bomb threat on Webster Street. After an investigation, police deemed the threat to be not credible.
Around 12:20 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to Webster Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue for the report of a man who had a gun and placed two pipe bombs in the area. Officers blocked off the surrounding area and evacuated several nearby homes for safety reasons.
A Schenectady Police K9 unit responded along with officers from outside agencies to help with the search. After a thorough search and investigation, the threat was determined to be non-credible and possibly not originating from Schenectady.
The scene has since been cleared and the road has been reopened. Officers are currently investigating the source of the call.