UPDATE: 1:29 P.M. — Law enforcement has given the all-clear after cordoning off the Canopy by Hilton due to a bomb threat earlier on Wednesday.
ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a bomb threat at the Canopy by Hilton hotel on the 300 block of East State Street.
A Swift 9-1-1 alert went out just after noon on Wednesday asking people to avoid the area as an investigation is conducted. Officers on the scene confirmed to the Ithaca Voice that it was a bomb threat that triggered the alert.
The hotel has been evacuated. Ithaca Police Department and the Cornell University Police K-9 Unit were on scene as yellow tape was placed around the hotel.
This is a developing story…