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State of Liberty hunt finds no bomb

Published 24/04/2015

The Statue of Liberty was evacuated
The Statue of Liberty was evacuated

A thorough sweep at the Statue of Liberty after a bomb threat has turned up no explosives, US authorities said.

The landmark was evacuated as a precaution after a 911 caller made the threat and a canine unit sniffed out a potential problem. But authorities said a more thorough sweep came up empty.

The Park Service said that the threat was from a person who said "they were going to blow up the Statue of Liberty".

Hundreds of visitors were evacuated by boat. No one was harmed.

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