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Bomb threat at SUNY Delhi determined to be a hoax

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

DELHI, N.Y. (WKTV) - Authorities say a reported bomb scare at SUNY Delhi on Tuesday is now considered to be a hoax.

School officials state that at roughly 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, University Police and Delaware County 911 received calls indicating that a bomb had been placed in Evenden Tower on the SUNY Delhi campus and was set to explode in 45 minutes.

SUNY Delhi officials immediately instituted its Emergency Management Plan, evacuating the building and contacting local authorities. Students, faculty and staff were also notified of the evacuation via NY Alert, campus email and voice mail, and the college's public address system. Email was also utilized to notify parents of the threat and steps that the college was taking.

University Police assisted in evacuating students and faculty from Evenden Tower and conducted a sweep of the building.

All classes scheduled for Evenden Tower were canceled for Tuesday.

Officials from Delhi Village Police, Delaware County Sheriff's Department, Delaware County Emergency Management Office and New York State Police responded, securing the perimeter of Evenden Tower and placing the building on lock down. The State Police Canine Unit was brought in to inspect the building and the report was determined to be a hoax.

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