Schenectady Police Investigate After Receiving Bomb Scare Call

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Schenectady, NY – Police in Schenectady are investigating after receiving a call of a possible bomb placed in a rural neighborhood.

According to police, on Monday, at approximately 12:22 pm, Schenectady Police responded to Webster Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue, for the report of a male who allegedly had a gun and had placed two pipe bombs in the area.

“Officers blocked off the surrounding area and evacuated several nearby residences for safety. A Schenectady Police K9 unit responded along with officers from outside agencies to assist in searching the scene,” police reported. “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.”

The scene was cleared and the roadway has been reopened. Officers are currently investigating the source of the call.

“We thank the public for their assistance and understanding as we investigated this threat,” the department said.

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