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Rochester City Hall evacuated for potential bomb threat

Rochester City Hall evacuated for potential bomb threat Photo: News10NBC.

WHECTV
Updated: September 03, 2020 12:22 PM
Created: September 03, 2020 10:00 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester City Hall has been evacuated for a potential bomb threat.

The Rochester Police Department confirmed the threat was called in around 8 a.m. on Thursday.

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Officers said someone called 311 stating that a device had been placed outside of the building and that it would go off in 3 minutes.

After checking the outside of the Mt. Read Complex,  City Hall as well as the 311 Call center, no suspicious devices were located. City Hall was closed until 10 a.m.

Police say it appears to be a false call. 


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