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Suspicious Package Evacuates Statue of Liberty in Jersey City

By kcora on
Jersey City New Jersey

Update: A bomb threat and the discovery of a suspicious package on Liberty Island forced the evacuation of the island and the Statue of Liberty this afternoon, according to authorities.

Authorities received the threat from a 911 caller shortly after 11 a.m. Park police evacuated the island and initiated a search. Shortly after noon, one of the sniffing dogs indicated there was something suspicious in a locker.

The National Park Service as well as the New York Police Department determined that the locker did not contain any explosive device.

At approximately 2 p.m., police deemed the island safe.

According to unconfirmed reports, the suspicious package was found in a locker shortly after a bomb threat was received.