UPDATE: Statue of Liberty Evacuated: No Explosives Found

Apr 24, 2015 1:20 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a thorough sweep at the Statue of Liberty after a bomb threat has turned up no explosives.

The landmark was evacuated Friday as a precaution after a 911 caller made the threat and a canine unit sniffed out a potential problem. But authorities say a more thorough sweep came up empty.

The Park Service said in a statement that the threat was from a person who said "they were going to blow up the Statue of Liberty."

Hundreds of visitors were evacuated by boat. No one was harmed.


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