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Statue of Liberty evacuated after bomb threat; everyone safe

4 years 9 months 5 days ago Friday, April 24 2015 Apr 24, 2015 April 24, 2015 1:28 PM April 24, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Jake Pearson

NEW YORK - The National Park Service says a 911 caller made a bomb threat against the Statue of Liberty, leading to a precautionary evacuation of the island.

The Park Service said in a statement Friday afternoon that all visitors and personnel were safe.

It says the call came in around 11 a.m. Friday. According to the Park Service, the person said "they were going to blow up the Statue of Liberty."

Law enforcement explosives experts were on the island along with Park Service police.

Hundreds of visitors were evacuated by boat.

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