Bomb Threat Empties Hotel In Downtown Ithaca

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ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – The Hilton Canopy Hotel in downtown Ithaca received a phoned in bomb threat on Wednesday morning.

The building was evacuated before the police arrived.

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

 (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The Ithaca Police Department and Cornell University Police responded. The hotel and the immediate area were checked by K-9 units of both police departments. A statement from the Ithaca Police said no suspicious items were found.

Traffic was diverted for about ninety minutes.