The Schenectady County office complex and Schenectady City Hall were evacuated this morning in the wake of what police called a vague bomb threat.
The threat came in the form of a note found just after 9 a.m. outside the county building on the Veeder Avenue side, police said.
The note contained a vague threat against a city building.
Police searched the buildings, found nothing and then reopened them and the surrounding roads, police said.
Workers were let back in to the county buildings at about 11:30 a.m., employees said.
The streets around the Schenectady County office buildings were closed to traffic and county employees were evacuated away from the complex. The area around City Hall was similarly shut off to traffic and pedestrians. At least one police K-9 could be seen at City Hall.
The main branch of the Schenectady County Library also was evacuated due to an “emergency situation,” according to a post on the library’s Twitter page.
Mayor Gary McCarthy and several police officers were seen entering City Hall shortly after 10 a.m. as other officers searched the perimeter of the building. A K-9 unit was also seen inspecting City Hall.
The incident remained under investigation Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Top brass, including Mayor McCarthy, huddling to discuss the situation. McCarthy now heading up the City Hall steps. pic.twitter.com/6mjtattwZW
— Jake Lahut (@JakeLahut) July 31, 2018
Police are now working to open Veeder back up as I type this. As for State, well, they need to move these things. Dearing said they’re also working on that pic.twitter.com/YgHzLTBMau
— Andrew Beam (@beam_gazette) July 31, 2018