Update: Call for man with gun, pipe bombs led to police response in Schenectady; Found non-credible, police say

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SCHENECTADY A report of a man with a gun and pipe bombs in Mont Pleasant led to a large police response Monday afternoon, police said.

The report, however, was determined to be non-credible, and possible not originating in the city, police said.

The original call came in at about 12:22 p.m. for a man who allegedly had a gun and had placed two pipe bombs in the area, police said.

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The report led police to Webster Street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues. Police blocked off the surrounding area and evacuated several nearby residences for safety, police said.

A city police K9 unit responded and searched the scene with assistance from other agencies, police said.

“After a thorough search and investigation was conducted, the threat was determined to be non-credible and possibly not emanating from the City of Schenectady,” police said in a release.

The source of the call continues to be investigated, police said.

The area has since reopened to traffic.

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