ITHACA, N.Y. — Tompkins Financial on East Seneca Street in Ithaca was evacuated Thursday morning for a reported bomb threat. Nothing suspicious was found, police say.

The Ithaca Police Department was called to investigate a reported bomb threat that was called in to Tompkins Financial at 118 E. Seneca St. at about 8:25 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. When officers arrived on the scene, they blocked off the area and conducted a search with K-9 unit dogs from the Ithaca Police Department and Cornell University Police Department.

In an update at about 12:50 p.m. Thursday, police said nothing suspicious “or otherwise out of the ordinary” was located. Investigators are currently following up on leads but said there is “no current threat to the public.”

At 12:30 p.m., a representative at Tompkins Trust Company said the building had reopened and offices were open to customers.

The Ithaca Police Department was assisted by Cornell Police and the FBI. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the IPD and can remain anonymous.

Featured image: Police had cleared the scene by 12:30 p.m. Thursday. (Dustin Patte/The Ithaca Voice)

Kelsey O'Connor

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