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Broome Court Buildings Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Security personnel outside the courthouse on Court Street. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Security personnel outside the courthouse on Court Street. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

A bomb threat forced employees of the Broome County court buildings in downtown Binghamton out into the rain.

A Broome County employee waited in the rain during the evacuation. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A Broome County employee waited in the rain during the evacuation. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The threat was called into Binghamton police around 8:25 a.m. Tuesday.

Workers with umbrellas poured out of the buildings onto Hawley, Exchange and Court streets a few minutes after the threat was received.

New York State courts officers responding following the bomb threat. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
New York State courts officers responding following the bomb threat. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Binghamton police sent two canine units to assist with a building search. Broome County security officers and New York State court officers secured the facilities during the evacuation.

Some workers spent the time of the evacuation getting coffee and snacks at nearby downtown shops.

Authorities indicated nothing suspicious was found during the building search. People were allowed to return to court rooms and offices around 10 a.m.

The court buildings, along with Binghamton City Hall, the Broome County Office Building and the State Office Building were evacuated as a result of a bomb threat on November 4.

Binghamton police canine units were used to search the court buildings. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Binghamton police canine units were used to search the court buildings. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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