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Islip Town Hall Evacuated After Bomb Scare


Islip Town Hall was evacuated following a bomb threat Thursday morning.

Islip Town Hall was evacuated after someone called in a bomb threat that turned out to be a false alarm on Thursday morning.

Islip officials said Suffolk County police helped them search the building on Main Street in downtown Islip and allowed everyone back inside about 20 minutes later after nothing suspicious was found.


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“It came from a pay phone in Central Islip and basically stated there’s a bomb in the town hall in Islip,” Larry O’Leary, commissioner of Public Safety Enforcement, told the Press. “There’s no thought on what the objective was other than to cause a problem.”

O’Leary said a town employee received the call with a vague threat shortly before 11 a.m. The employee called 911 and police alerted his department. He said there were no injuries related to the incident.

“We did a complete search of the building from top to bottom, which came up negative,” he said.

The commissioner said this is the second bomb scare he’s responded to at town hall in his three years in his position.

A police spokeswoman said Third Squad detectives are investigating the case. No arrests have been made.

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