Islip Town Hall Evacuated for Bomb Threat


Islip Town Hall

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

Islip Town Hall was evacuated for a bomb threat Tuesday morning, bringing the number of bomb scares at the building to four since November.


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A Town of Islip spokeswoman said that the call came in through the 911 system at around 11:30 a.m. for the main town hall located at 655 Main St., Islip.

The building was evacuated for about an hour as Suffolk County police, along with the town’s Public Safety and Emergency Operations staff, swept the building and ultimately determined it was safe to re-enter.

In November 2011, someone called in a bomb scare at Town Hall that turned out to be a false alarm. A second scare came in January, and the caller also threatened the Suffolk County Department of Social Services in Hauppauge. Both buildings were evacuated and deemed safe.

In May, someone called in a threat to Long Island MacArthur Airport, which is run by Islip Town. A week later another false bomb threat was called into Town Hall.

According to the town, all of the threats were called in from a pay phone in Central Islip.

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